Mister Wonderful

Mister Wonderful

Comic Book - 2011
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The fan-favorite Eisner Award-winning story, originally seri#65533;alized in The New York Times Magazine , now collected and with forty pages of new material.
 
Meet Marshall. Sitting alone in the local coffee place. He's been set up by his friend Tim on a blind date with someone named Natalie, and now he's just feeling set up. She's nine minutes late and counting. Who was he kidding anyway? Divorced, middle-aged, newly unem#65533;ployed, with next to no prospects, Marshall isn't ex#65533;actly what you'd call a catch. Twenty minutes pass.
A half hour. Marshall orders a scotch. (He wasn't going to drink!) Forty minutes.
 
Then, after nearly an hour, when he's long since given up hope, Natalie appears--breathless, apologiz#65533;ing profusely that she went to the wrong place. She takes a seat, to Marshall's utter amazement.
 
She's too good to be true: attractive, young, intel#65533;ligent, and she seems to be seriously engaged with what Marshall has to say. There has to be a catch.
 
And, of course, there is.
 
During the extremely long night that follows, Marshall and Natalie are emotionally tested in ways that two people who just met really should not be. Not, at least, if they want the prospect of a second date.
 
A captivating, bittersweet, and hilarious look at the potential for human connection in an increasingly hopeless world, Mister Wonderful more than lives up to its name.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780307378132
0307378136
Branch Call Number: FIC Clowe 9254mv 1
FIC Clowe 9254ag 1
FIC Clowe 9254tc 1
Characteristics: 77 p. : col. ill.
Alternative Title: Cover subtitle: A love story

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debwalker Apr 28, 2011

"Mister Wonderful, which was originally serialized in The New York Times Magazine, is the story of where a blind date takes two lonely characters....Clowes' humor in Mister Wonderful, as it was in books like Ghost World, Ice Haven and Wilson, is often biting, but here it's tempered by an unu... Read More »


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amoby
Jan 06, 2016

After reading this I don't feel like dating anytime soon.

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Raiiner
Jul 19, 2011

I absolutely adore Daniel Clowes' work- they always manage to explore the human way in a frankest, simplest, most hearbreakingly way possible, and Mister Wonderful is no exception. I wish this was longer.

debwalker Apr 28, 2011

"Mister Wonderful, which was originally serialized in The New York Times Magazine, is the story of where a blind date takes two lonely characters....Clowes' humor in Mister Wonderful, as it was in books like Ghost World, Ice Haven and Wilson, is often biting, but here it's tempered by an unusual sweetness."

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