Book Reviews of The Cheese Monkeys : A Novel in Two Semesters

The Cheese Monkeys : A Novel in Two Semesters
The Cheese Monkeys A Novel in Two Semesters
Author: Chip Kidd
ISBN-13: 9780743214926
ISBN-10: 0743214927
Publication Date: 10/2/2001
Pages: 288
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
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I couldn't get thru this book, not because it was difficult, I was just bored and couldn't get into the characters. I didn't care about them enough to follow their lives.
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Very entertaining book...quite humorous.
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A must read for graphic designers everywhere!
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I highly recommend this book to all graphic design students. This was the first book that made me laugh out loud.
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This is certainly the best book I've ever read about the muddling and fumbling of college kids trying to figure out wtf to do with their lives, for starters. But more than that, it's an intelligent and humorous book for intelligent and humorous people. Of course, you should be forwarned: this book's sense of humor is decidedly dark, so if you like your humor like you like your coffee (a thick and muddy black) then you may want to steer clear.

Chip Kidd has written an awesome book about art school, and the crazy types that end up there, being humored by teachers who can't do, so they teach. Art School Confidential is in the same league, but focuses more on the politics of the larger art world, vs. Kidd's take on the politics of art school and its jostling academics. (The title of the book, in fact, comes from a student art project.)

It's also about graphic design, which Chip Kidd knows plenty about, having designed some of the world's most famous book covers. Here, the university's graphic design teacher is quite the sadist, though perhaps he's earned his right to be, given the fools he must perpetually suffer.

If you've ever seen a brilliant example of graphic design (or, conversely, a truly horrific piece of trash that could have USED a graphic designer--and bemoaned this fact), you will surely enjoy this book. Love it.
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This is one of my favorite books that anyone who went to art school and had a psycho teacher should read. I often give it as a gift. I highly recommend it. The sequel "The Learners" is also pretty good but not as.
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THIS STORY ABOUT GROWING UP & FINDING YOUR CALLING IS FUNNY AND, ALMOST DESPITE ITSELF, MOVING. HERE THE BIG IDEAS--ABOUT GROWING, WORKING, LOVING...ARE ALL INSIDE.