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Dec 2013 - Jimmy Corrigan (graphic novel)

  • Dec 18, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Hey Hipsters and Bibliophiles,

by popular vote...

Our December 2013 book will be will be

Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware

This first book from Chicago author Chris Ware is a pleasantly-decorated view at a lonely and emotionally-impaired "everyman" (Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth), who is provided, at age 36, the opportunity to meet his father for the first time. An improvisatory romance which gingerly deports itself between 1890's Chicago and 1980's small town Michigan, the reader is helped along by thousands of colored illustrations and diagrams, which, when read rapidly in sequence, provide a convincing illusion of life and movement. The bulk of the work is supported by fold-out instructions, an index, paper cut-outs, and a brief apology, all of which concrete to form a rich portrait of a man stunted by a paralyzing fear of being disliked.

Jimmy Corrigan is available on, however, I encourage you all to support your local independent book store or library:

City Paper's List of Independent Bookstores
Google Map/Listing of Independent Bookstores in Philly

PLEASE ONLY RSVP IF YOU INTEND TO SHOW UP, more than 3 no shows in a row will result in a temporary ban from RSVP-ing until you can assure me you will actually attend.  We are having far too many people RSVP and then not showup and people changing their RSVP at the last possible minute preventing other members from being able to attend.

You will notice that that if you RSVP "Yes," you'll be charged to attend. This is to help me cover my costs as Organizer and reduce the number of no-shows we have at meetings. Please keep in mind I'm only giving refunds if the meeting is canceled or rescheduled, not if you change your mind about attending.

Thinking about coming when the Meetup is FULL? Read/click here.

Happy Reading!


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  • Michelle

    A good mix of thoughts on this one. Thanks for sharing everyone!

    1 · December 18, 2013

  • Michelle

    Hey guys, due to an event er are meeting up front!!!

    1 · December 18, 2013

  • Ryan

    Sorry guys, I can't make it tonight :(

    December 18, 2013

  • Todd

    Sorry I can't make it. I hope you have a good discussion.

    December 18, 2013

  • Tom

    Sorry to cancel everyone... I got my dates mixed up and I think you'll all do without me better than the friend I promised to pick up at the airport.

    December 14, 2013

  • Ariel

    oops - had to cancel, forgot it was my anniversary

    December 8, 2013

  • Elisabetta

    I would love to come, but I will be (hopefully) on my flight to Italy for the holidays. See you next time!

    November 6, 2013

  • Joyce

    So sorry to have to miss this! I have a previous commitment.

    November 4, 2013

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