Author Talk at Blue Hill Library

BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Public Library and Blue Hill Books will co-sponsor an author event with cartoonist David Sipress for his new book “What’s So Funny?” on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Howard Room.

Sipress, a dreamer and obsessive drawer living with his Upper West Side family in the age of JFK and Sputnik, goes hazy when it comes to the ceaselessly imparted lessons on life from his meticulous, secretive father and the angsty expectations of his migraine-prone mother. Sipress paints his hapless place in the family, from the time he is tricked by his unreliable older sister into rocketing his pet turtle out his 12th-floor bedroom window, to the moment he walks away from a Harvard Ph.D. program in Russian history to begin his life as a professional cartoonist.

Sipress has been staff cartoonist for The New Yorker since 1988 and has published nearly 700 cartooons.

For more information, contact Kayleigh at [email protected] or 374-5515.


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