Synopses & Reviews
Nationally syndicated cartoonist Lynda Barry's moving, quirky and honest first novel about a young girl's coming of age--which has also been a hit off-Broadway play--is back in print, with new artwork by the author. In The Good Times Are Killing Me, Lynda Barry reveals her masterful way with story, memory, and feelings, and anyone who lingers in Edna Arkins's world will be the better for it.
In her first novel, a famed cartoonist tells the sensitive story of a young girl's coming of age in the 1960s. "Deft and deceptively simple . . . Ms. Barry has an impeccable ear, and this funny, intricate, and finally heartbreaking story exquisitely captures an American childhood".--The New York Times.