Literary Starbucks Fresh-Brewed, Half-Caf, No-Whip Bookish Humor

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/23/2016
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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From the creators of the eponymous viral Tumblr comes a single day with your favorite authors in one Twilight-Zone-esque Starbucks...

Ever wonder which intricate, elaborately-named drinks might be consumed if your favorite authors and characters wandered into a Starbucks? How many pumpkin lattes J.K. Rowling would drink? Or if Cormac McCarthy needed caffeine, which latte would be laconic enough? Look no further; LITERARY STARBUCKS explores such pressing matters with humor and erudition. Set over the course of a single day, and replete with puns and satirized literary styles, the three authors go darker, stronger, and more global than the blog in book format, including illustrations by acclaimed New Yorker cover artist and cartoonist Harry Bliss.

Author Biography

NORA KATZ is a senior at Carleton College, studying history with minors in Medieval & Renaissance Studies and Archaeology. Her first Literary Starbucks post was J.R.R. Tolkien.

WILSON JOSEPHSON is a senior at Carleton College, studying English with a creative writing focus. He works as the Assistant Poetry Editor of The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society. His first Literary Starbucks post was Thomas Pynchon.

JILL POSKANZER is a recent graduate of Carleton College, with a degree in English with special focus in creative writing. She is currently employed at CBS Studios in Los Angeles, California. Her first post -- which was also the inaugural post of Literary Starbucks -- was John Keats.

HARRY BLISS is a cartoonist and cover artist for The New Yorker magazine. Bliss studied painting at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Illustration at The University of the Arts (BFA) and Syracuse University (MA). While not on tour promoting his picture books, Harry can be found drawing his internationally syndicated, single panel gag cartoons entitled BLISS. Harry N. Abrams published Death by Laughter, the first collection of these extremely witty cartoons in Spring 2008 with an introduction by Christopher Guest. Harry lives in South Burlington, Vermont.

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