The Learners

Author(s): Chip Kidd
Original Publish Date: Feb 19, 2008
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.42 hours)
Product Number: Z100095627
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481551540
Narrator/s: Bronson Pinchot
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A young graphic designer fresh out of college in the summer of 1961, Happy has just landed his first job at a wacky advertising firm filled with eccentric creative artists. Everything is going great until Happy is assigned to design a newspaper ad recruiting participants for an experiment in the Yale Psychology Department. Happy can't resist responding to the ad himself. Little does he know that the experience will devastate him, forcing a reexamination of his past, his soul, and the nature of human cruelty-chiefly his own. Written in sharp, witty prose and peppered with absorbing ruminations on graphic design, this stand-alone sequel to Chip Kidd's previous novel, The Cheese Monkeys, again shows that Kidd's writing is every bit as original, stunning, and memorable as his celebrated book jackets.

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Author(s): Chip Kidd
Product Number EB00571092
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781416564881

Professional reviews

"Chip Kidd's latest novel, a sequel to his previous work, THE CHEESE MONKEYS, is an inventively written story of a graphic designer in the early sixties. Narrator Bronson Pinchot, known for the TV show "Perfect Strangers," offers a fresh perspective and a perfectly played performance that captures the essence of Kidd's work. Pinchot assumes the personality of Happy, the story's protagonist, with such vigor that he seems the only possible choice to narrate the novel. His speech is clear and firm; his straightforward voice is as credible as it is relatable. A witty story told by an even wittier narrator is a perfect combination. L.B. 2009 Audies Winner (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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