Social Animals in Our MidstBook - 2006
A wonderfully illustrated, biting send-up of the inhabitants of our everyday urban world. Whether at the office, in the street, on the subway, or in your bedroom -- you know you've seen them someplace before. Love them or hate them, you recognize them -- they are the new Archetypes, and now they've been identified. Combining minutely observed, caustic commentary with brilliant artwork, the Archetypes happily illuminate and eviscerate the denizens of the contemporary urban world. From that Young Literary Guy who "has just had a novel published, half of which is comprised of footnotes" to the Nouveau Hypochondriac who "has cut out all dairy, wheat, fruit, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, vinegar and fermented products and anything packaged or processed," these are laugh-out-loud portraits of the social animals in our midst. Surely you recognize Every Mother's Worst Nightmare, whose mom has been "particularly nosy since finding that cute thong purchased at Urban Outfitters ('so what if it says "pussy" on the front, Mom? There's a picture of a cat under the word')." Or how about Aging G, a hip hop fan past the bloom of youth who "recently stopped wearing a baseball cap and long basketball shorts when his son asked, 'Daddy, does Mom dress you too?'" Silcoff and McLeod have an eye for what makes people tick -- and drives the rest of us crazy. Be careful -- you may find yourself in these pages.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 
Copyright Date: ©2006
Branch Call Number: 302.1 Sil
Characteristics: xiii, 149 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm