WHAT IT IS reviewed by Riverfront Times

“It Is What It Is: A Barry good time” / Riverfront Times / Nicole Beckert / August 20, 2008

In her new book, What It Is, the beloved indie-comic genius Lynda Barry embraces her audience with a lesson in creative revival. In this collection of memoirist comics, Barry sets aside her syndicated strip Ernie Pook's Comeek and instead delves deep into the root of the creative process and demonstrates how the "ordinary is extraordinary." Throughout her book, the reader is inspired, amused and bewildered -- as any Barry fan should be. The Central branch of the St. Louis Public Library, located at 1301 Olive Street, is graced with Barry's presence from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and she'll discuss her new work and sign copies. Can you dig the freaky, groovy magic, man? Right on!

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