All My Friends Are Superheroes: Tenth Anniversary Edition by Andrew KaufmanAll My Friends Are Superheroes: Tenth Anniversary Edition by Andrew Kaufman

All My Friends Are Superheroes: Tenth Anniversary Edition

byAndrew KaufmanIllustratorTom Percival

Paperback | April 25, 2013

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All Tom's friends really are superheroes. There's the Ear, the Spooner, the Impossible Man. Tom even married a superhero, the Perfectionist. But at their wedding, the Perfectionist was hypnotized (by ex-boyfriend Hypno, of course) to believe that Tom is invisible. Nothing he does can make her see him. Six months later, she's sure that Tom has abandoned her. So she's moving to Vancouver. She'll use her superpower to make Vancouver perfect and leave all the heartbreak in Toronto. With noidea Tom's beside her, she boards an airplane. Tom has until the wheels touch the ground in Vancouver to convince her he's visible, or he loses her forever. The tenth anniversary edition of Andrew Kaufman's perennial favourite, All My Friends Are Superheroes , includes a new catalogue of superheroes and gorgeous illustrations by Tom Percival.
Andrew Kaufman was born in the town of Wingham, Ontario. This is the same town that Alice Munro was born in, which makes him the second-best writer from a town of 3,000. He attended F. E. Madill High School. He is also the author of The Waterproof Bible, The Tiny Wife, Born Weird and the short story collection Selected Business Corr...
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Title:All My Friends Are Superheroes: Tenth Anniversary EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:April 25, 2013Publisher:Coach House BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1552452700

ISBN - 13:9781552452707

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite book of all time I've always had a hard time explaining this book to people. At it's core it is a novel about a man trying to get his wife to see him (both literally and figuratively) but underneath it is so much more. It is about the gifts we have, the way we interact with our peers, the ways in which we find meaning... it's such a beautiful novel that by the very last sentence of the book I was overcome with a feeling that I had just been a part of something special. If you like whimsy with an element of the strange, true love, and superpowers you'll love this book.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good and continued to make me think I liked the book, but definitely loved his born weird book a lot more. I think I haven't quite grasped all of the nuances and subtleties of the book. I feel like I am missing something or not able to extrapolate as much as I should be able to. It is a very short book - 110 pages for the actual story and then another 35 for extra information, so I will be able to read it again quickly. I am looking forward to this. I am not sure how it is such a great love story.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Concept Of the three Andrew Kaufman books I've read, this is the one where I most appreciated his use of quirky powers.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyday superheroes; just like us! A brilliantly thoughtful book, full of imaginative characters with equally imaginative superpowers! I love that the conclusion of the story happens within it's last moments with a nice twist; perfect!
Date published: 2014-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun read! Delightful and charming tale. The characters are fun and the story is easy to read.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We are all superheroes in our own right If my love for "Born Weird" was any indication, I knew I was going to enjoy one of Andrew Kaufman's earlier popular works, "All My Friend Are Superheroes." Disappointed I was not. This 10th Anniversary Edition included more superhero profiles - anecdotes on who they are and what their superpower consisted of. They could be the most mundane, or be of the consequential use, but these powers of theirs ultimately reminds us just how human they are because of how they use and perceive their special abilities. The couple dozens of the 249 superheroes in Toronto introduced to us really are reflective of real-life people around us from different slices of society. Besides that, what "All My Friends Are Superheroes" really centers on is a relationship that has run into an obstacle, and the lengths both sides will go to, if they were willing to. Its whimsical presentation only added a delightful quirk to a romantic story. Bravo Andrew Kaufman, and that imaginative mind of yours.
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Little bit disappointed Some cool ideas, but a super-short book. I thought it was a full length novel and it's more like a long short story.
Date published: 2013-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laughed out loud! I don't remember the last time I laughed out loud while reading a book, but this one did it. And what a fantastic ending to an amazing story with a unique and quirky concept. I saw alot of myself on these pages.
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ... cutest little story
Date published: 2013-02-05