NBCBC #11 Building Stories by Chris Ware

Building Stories by Chris Ware
With the increasing electronic incorporeality of existence, sometimes it’s reassuring—perhaps even necessary—to have something to hold on to. Thus within this colorful keepsake box the purchaser will find a fully-apportioned variety of reading material ready to address virtually any imaginable artistic or poetic taste, from the corrosive sarcasm of youth to the sickening earnestness of maturity—while discovering a protagonist wondering if she’ll ever move from the rented close quarters of lonely young adulthood to the mortgaged expanse of love and marriage. Whether you’re feeling alone by yourself or alone with someone else, this book is sure to sympathize with the crushing sense of life wasted, opportunities missed and creative dreams dashed which afflict the middle- and upper-class literary public (and which can return to them in somewhat damaged form during REM sleep).
A pictographic listing of all 14 items (260 pages total) appears on the back, with suggestions made as to appropriate places to set down, forget or completely lose any number of its contents within the walls of an average well-appointed home. As seen in the pages of The New YorkerThe New York Times and McSweeney’s Quarterly ConcernBuilding Stories collects a decade’s worth of work, with dozens of “never-before-published” pages (i.e., those deemed too obtuse, filthy or just plain incoherent to offer to a respectable periodical).

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  • Craig I.

    Have to skip this one - I never got my hands on a copy.

    March 20, 2013

  • Giuseppe V.

    I will be out of town :(

    March 20, 2013

  • Giuseppe V.

    Hi Guys, Unfortunately I won't be able to make this one. I will be out of town. :( See everybody at Sandman Sunday Brunch!

    March 19, 2013

  • Jeffrey O. G.

    For those looking to pick this up, availability has been spotty. Just a heads up that Jim Hanley's Universe on 33rd is getting them back in Friday 2/1.

    January 30, 2013

    • Jeff D.

      NOT AGAIN!!!

      January 30, 2013

    • Giuseppe V.

      I saw that Desert Island has at least 6 or 7. I would call and see if they could put some of them on hold.

      January 30, 2013

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