The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel In Two Semesters by Chip KiddThe Cheese Monkeys: A Novel In Two Semesters by Chip Kidd

The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel In Two Semesters

byChip Kidd

Paperback | January 8, 2008

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After 15 years of designing more than 1,500 book jackets at Knopf for such authors as Anne Rice and Michael Chrichton, Kidd has crafted an affecting an entertaining novel set at a state university in the late 1950s that is both slap-happily funny and heartbreakingly sad. The Cheese Monkeys is a college novel that takes place over a tightly written two semesters. The book is set in the late 1950s at State U, where the young narrator, has decided to major in art, much to his parents’ dismay. It is an autobiographical, coming-of-age novel which tells universally appealing stories of maturity, finding a calling in life, and being inspired by a loving, demanding, and highly eccentric teacher.

Chip Kidd was born in Reading, PA in 1964. He lives in New York City and Stonington, CT.
Title:The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel In Two SemestersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.5 × 5.12 × 0.72 inPublished:January 8, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061452483

ISBN - 13:9780061452482


Rated 1 out of 5 by from I started off really enjoying the book then everything changed, I couldn't follow what was happening, the story became buried in pretentious dialogue.
Date published: 2014-01-23

Editorial Reviews

Kidd’s novel is a witty, satirical take on academia, faculty art shows…and, of course, graphic design.”