Half-Life

Here in the US (well, here to me; not all of you blog readers are “here”
!), we have The Peanuts Guide to Life, a 128 page book of philosophy pulled from the strips (which I reviewed.) It turns out that in England, they have twice the book, each only half as philosophical. Yes, they’re cutting it into to two books, Peanuts Guide to Life: Book 1 and Peanuts Guide to Life: Book 2.

Meanwhile, I’m a little happy collector guy. I finally completed my set of the Latin edition of the Peanuts Philosophers set, a series of small hardcover strip reprints from Hallmark put out in 1968. Of course, I completed it in one of the most frustrating ways – collected 3 of the 4 volumes, looked for the last (Carolini Brown Sapientia) for years, and then found it as part of a complete set for sale on eBay. But at least the set cost less than I would’ve been willing to pay for that fourth book alone; in fact, I got the set plus two English language Philosophers to boot. And all four combined are about as long as the US edition of Peanuts Guide to Life.

More info on the translated Peanuts Philosophers can be found on the AAUGH.com guide’s U.S. translations page.

Upcoming releases
Peanuts Papers publishing plans, picture, preorders

You can finally preorder The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life, the book of essays by some real heavy-hitter literary types, including two major Jonathans (Lethem of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude fame and Franzen of The Correctionsand Freedom), critic of music and ethics Chuck Klosterman, The Ice …

Upcoming releases
Another Peanuts cookbook coming!

Heading our way in October is the Peanuts Holiday Cookbook, a cookbook of holiday foods featuring the Peanuts character. (Hey, does it sometimes seem like I’m getting paid by the word for writing this, like I’ll say a title and then repeat the information that is clearly in that title, …

Classic finds
Collecting Peanuts books is educational

It wasn’t until today, when I finally get a book that I’ve been wanting for over a decade, the one missing book in my set of traced-and-translated-into-Polish Peanuts strips published in the mid-1980s, that I was aware of this historic fact: Communist-era Poland, while bereft of many things, did in …