How About Never — Is Never Good For You?: My Life in Cartoons
(Holt & Co., hardcover, $33)
By Bob Mankoff
Mankoff believes he has two of the best jobs in the world—being the cartoon editor and, subsequently, cartoonist for the New Yorker. In this collection of humorous cartoons, he examines his life through his multiple titles — high school basketball star, draft dodger, and sociology grad student. Though Markoff left the field of psychology to pursue a career as a cartoonist, he comes to find that psychology adds to his understand of how and why cartoons make us laugh. The book features not only his own comics but those of other talented staff members as well. Blunt and witty, Mankoff keeps the laughs coming page by page. He also reveals the most important information of all—how to win the New Yorker’s caption contest. Finally.
Out: March 25