Literary Starbucks: Fresh-Brewed, Half-Caf, No-Whip Bookish Humor (Hardcover)

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English Lit humor. If you don't get the jokes, you should read more! My personal favorites are the recurring characters like Harper Lee and Hannibal Lecter. Laugh out loud funny.


— From Literary Starbucks


From the creators of the eponymous viral Tumblr comes a single day with your favorite authors in one Twilight-Zone-esque Starbucks...

Ever wonder which intricate, elaborately-named drinks might be consumed if your favorite authors and characters wandered into a Starbucks? How many pumpkin lattes J.K. Rowling would drink? Or if Cormac McCarthy needed caffeine, which latte would be laconic enough? Look no further; LITERARY STARBUCKS explores such pressing matters with humor and erudition. Set over the course of a single day, and replete with puns and satirized literary styles, the three authors go darker, stronger, and more global than the blog in book format, including illustrations by acclaimed New Yorker cover artist and cartoonist Harry Bliss.

About the Author

Nora Katz is a senior at Carleton College, studying history with minors in Medieval & Renaissance Studies and Archaeology. Her first Literary Starbucks post was J.R.R. Tolkien.

Wilson Josephson is a senior at Carleton College, studying English with a creative writing focus. He works as the Assistant Poetry Editor of The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society. His first Literary Starbucks post was Thomas Pynchon.

Jill Poskanzer is a recent graduate of Carleton College, with a degree in English with special focus in creative writing. She is currently employed at CBS Studios in Los Angeles, California. Her first post-which was also the inaugural post of Literary Starbucks-was John Keats.

Harry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for the New Yorker magazine. His syndicated single-panel comic ‘Bliss’ appears in newspapers internationally. He has written and illustrated over 20 books for children and is the founder of the Cornish CCS Fellowship for Graphic Novelists in Cornish, New Hampshire.

Praise For…

"Perfect literary-ish light reading." —RedEye Chicago, part of the Chicago Tribune

"There's a Starbucks that sits at a place where the walls of space, time, and parallel universes is thin. It's where authors and fictional characters go to pick up their coffee. And, of course, it's a particularly entertaining tumblr thought up by two English majors and a history major." —i09

"There are times when the internet produces something so clever you don't know why no one thought of it before. Literary Starbucks is such a website..." —Stylist Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250096791
ISBN-10: 1250096790
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2016
Pages: 240
Language: English