I see that I got this at Border's on the Sale table for 5.99. What a steal that was considering I LOVE this book. As I am organizing my library, I came across it, like an old friend, I was glad to see again after a long time. This book is a "year in my life, profusely illustrated, abounding with anguish, confusion, bits of wisdom, musings, meanderings, buckets of joie de vivre and restful sojourns." (cover jacket description).
How cool, wonderful, fun, that someone could publish a book of one's musings, and etc. I would love to be able to do that. But there's something about Maira Kalman's musings that is special. She's funny, and connects the dots from one musing to the next, which makes you go, hmmm. And there's something about her illustrations that are fun to look at. I think I have used fun and funny more than I should because it's not fluff. There's a lot of meat in it, you get a sense of her Russian Jewish heritage, but also that it fits into this diversity of humanity. I want to be her friend.