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December 18, 2006 11:04 AM   Subscribe

Roz Chast, noted New Yorker cartoonist with a penchant for sly wordplay, interviewed [embedded video] by Steve Martin. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye (15 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Roz Chast book covers, including her latest anthology, Theories of Everything. She picks five books you'd better hide from the kids. A vintage 1980’s Roz Chast interview.
posted by nickyskye at 11:08 AM on December 18, 2006

Nice post nickyskye, thanks!
posted by Mister_A at 11:29 AM on December 18, 2006

Great video.
posted by jckll at 11:33 AM on December 18, 2006

Double, mostly
posted by Bezbozhnik at 11:44 AM on December 18, 2006

Good find nonetheless.
posted by boo_radley at 12:08 PM on December 18, 2006

drat, Googled and Yahoo Searched, couldn't find a front page post on her at MetaFilter and I think that particular interview is worth it. Roz Chast is such a marvellous cartoonist-writer, perhaps my "more inside" can be used as part of the FPP?
posted by nickyskye at 12:09 PM on December 18, 2006

marvelous stuff, nickyskye - you have solved some of my remaining "what to get for x" dilemmas - thank you! After all, what's a better gift than laughter.

I hadn't seen the prior post so I am glad to see those New Yorker festival interviews surface for a second chance. Plus, I think you have added enough to this one to make it stand on its own two legs, imo. Nice afternoon break in a hectic season!
posted by madamjujujive at 12:18 PM on December 18, 2006

Yes, just in time for Christmas - thanks
posted by Flashman at 12:27 PM on December 18, 2006

New York Times, October 2006: At Home with Roz Chast.
posted by ericb at 12:33 PM on December 18, 2006

great find, thanks a lot. off to amazon!
posted by joeblough at 4:04 PM on December 18, 2006

I have wondered what she looks like for such a long time, but she is so much more like I imagined than I ever could have imagined.
posted by jamjam at 4:29 PM on December 18, 2006

I have wondered what she looks like for such a long time

I never really thought about this, but she looks to me exactly like someone drawn by Edward Koren. And she seems like a very nice, funny person in real life as well as in print. (I was surprised to find that, despite her having been in The New Yorker for almost 30 years now, I'm older than she is.)

Thanks for the post. The video was a pleasant way to avoid work I should be doing.
posted by LeLiLo at 8:58 PM on December 18, 2006

Christ, what an asshole.
posted by feloniousmonk at 7:24 AM on December 19, 2006

jamjam and lelilo I too wondered what she looked like and was amused to see she really looks like her cartoons.
posted by nickyskye at 7:45 AM on December 20, 2006

feloniousmonk wins the thread!
posted by joeblough at 9:21 AM on December 20, 2006

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