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Extended Audio Sample The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters (Unabridged), by Chip Kidd
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,513 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chip Kidd Narrator: Bronson Pincho Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Chip Kidd's witty and effervescent coming-of-age novel can only be described as a portrait of the designer as a young man. It's 1957, long before computers have replaced the skillful eye and hand, and our narrator at State U is determined to major in Art. After several risible false starts, he ends up by accident in a new class called Introduction to Graphic Design, taught by the enigmatic professor-guru Winter Sorbeck - equal parts genius, seducer, and sadist. Sorbeck is a bitter yet fascinating man whose assignments hurl his charges through a gauntlet of humiliation and heartache, shame and triumph, ego-bashing and enlightenment. By the end of The Cheese Monkeys, the members of Art 127 will never see the world the same way again. And, thanks to Chip Kidd's insights into the secrets of graphic design, neither will you. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by George Ilsley | 2/19/2014

    " The writing was brilliant; the gimmicky layout less so. Fortunately the gimmicks were limited to the beginning pages, before the text. This to me was literally a LOL experience. Kidd has a talent for describing characters -- except for the first person narrator, who remained almost invisible. This, though, I felt was a reflection of that character, at that stage of his life. There are a couple of ugly jokes here, which use the n word; however, the main characters are suitable appalled. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by J Chris Campbell | 2/8/2014

    " I still can't believe he wrote this book directly in Quark! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Frederick | 2/1/2014

    " Chip Kidd is a comic genius. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jonathan Dennis | 2/1/2014

    " Loved this quirky story about lovelorn students. "

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