The Customer Is Always Wrong by Mimi PondThe Customer Is Always Wrong by Mimi Pond

The Customer Is Always Wrong

byMimi Pond

Hardcover | August 8, 2017

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A young woman?s art career begins to lift off as those around her succumb to addiction and alcoholismThe Customer is Always Wrong is the saga of a young naïve artist named Madge working in a restaurant of charming drunks, junkies, thieves, and creeps. Oakland in the late seventies is a cheap and quirky haven for eccentrics and Mimi Pond folds the tales of the fascinating sleaze-ball characters that surround young Madge into her workaday waitressing life. Outrageous and loving tributes and takedowns of her co-workers and satellites of the Imperial Cafe create a snapshot of a time in Madge?s life where she encounters who she is, and who she is not.

Told in the same brash yet earnest style as her previous memoir Over Easy, Pond?s storytelling gifts have never been stronger than in this epic, comedic, standalone graphic novel. Madge is right back at the Imperial with its great coffee and depraved cast, where things only get worse for her adopted greasy spoon family while her career as a cartoonist starts to take off.
Mimi Pond started her career as a cartoonist at the National Lampoon in the late 70s. In the years following, she wrote and illustrated five humor books and contributed regularly to dozens of national magazines and newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times . In 2014, she published the first part of her coming of age memoir, Over...
Title:The Customer Is Always WrongFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 8.49 × 5.95 × 1.73 inPublished:August 8, 2017Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770462821

ISBN - 13:9781770462823

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Editorial Reviews

"Her lines are unpretentious and airy, and her people aren't overwhelmed by their affectations; Pond can capture facial expressions with a line or two." - NPR Books

"For lovers of tawdry tales from the ?70s, told with smarts and sensitivity, Over Easy is a gold mine."? Los Angeles Times