Our first “coming next year” of the year

AAUGH Blog reader Jeff pointed us to the announcement of The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Gang, and the Meaning of Life. This is an anthology of personal reflective essays on Peanuts, and they’ve got some heavy hitters in the line-up, including two major Jonathans (Lethem of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude fame and Franzen of The Corrections and Freedom), critic of music and ethics Chuck Klosterman, The Ice Storm‘s Rick Moody, Anywhere But Here‘s Mona Simpson, Bel Canto‘s Ann Patchett, and various other literary and critic-y names that I don’t feel like Wikipediating at the moment (Adam Gopnik, David Hajdu, Maira Kalman, Maxine Hong Kingston, Peter Kramer, Joe Queenan, George Saunders, Elissa Schappell, Sadie Stein, Amor Towles, David Ulin, Ann Moore… oh, wait, that last is And More.) The introduction is by David Michaelis, author of the best-selling biography Schulz and Peanuts and thus not the favorite guy in Schulz circles. Edited by Andrew Blauner, this is supposed to land on shelves and in Amazon boxes in 2019.

Upcoming releases
Shoot for the Moon, Snoopy cover

We now have a cover image for the upcoming book Shoot For The Moon, Snoopy! And I should note the cultural bias of this shot. Why is Snoopy shown right side up and Woodstock down upsidew-down. There is no right-side up in space! This is just anti-bird prejudice!! Also: is that inset …

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Peanuts Poster Book

Coming in September is The Peanuts Poster Book, a poster book with 20 posters of the Peanuts characters. In poster format. Really, I don’t have much else to say at this point. I don’t know the dimensions, I’m dubious about the claims that it’s a “hardcover”. List price is a …

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Howl now, Brown crowd

Someone asked me about the announced-but-not-yet-solicited literary look at Peanuts, The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Gang, and the Meaning of Life, which I had previously discussed. I have one little tidbit of further information on it – just the one. That’s that novelist and MacArthur Fellow Jonathan Lethem’s …