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Barracuda in the Attic by Kipp Friedman - Photoset Preview
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsnew releasesKipp FriedmanDrew Friedman 6 Sep 2013 12:48 PM

"A detail-rich account of an unfathomably awesome childhood in the epicenter of 1960s - 1970s New York culture, and further evidence of the magnificence of the Friedman genes." – Daniel Clowes

"I always wanted to know what it would be like to grow up with a famous dad. It sounds as awesome as i feared. I really enjoyed reading Kipp Friedman's stories and hating him for having dinner at Groucho Marx's house." – Joel Stein, Time magazine columnist

"Barracuda in the Attic is a poignant and crackling good memoir... and this is coming from someone who doesn't like memoirs." —Ted Heller (Pocket Kings, Funnymen, Slab Rat, West of Babylon)

"If you’re wondering why graphic novel specialist Fantagraphics published a memoir by Friedman, you only have to read 'Comic Book Fever,' an essay about visiting the Jay Bee Back Issue Magazine Store and Kipp’s long-time comic book obsession. These essays about growing up in New York range from feuding with the neighbors in Great Neck, sports obsessions (including the New York Cosmos), the evolution of the horror film genre, and the family to Hollywood when Kipp’s dad, Bruce Jay Friedman, got a development deal. It wound up being not too different from the Lucy and Desi 'Don Juan' story arc. New York-philes will love the period detail, as well folks of a certain age who can sing the Gigantor television theme. But for the rest, you can still get a kick out of a trio of boisterous boys who caused a lot of havoc as they came of age." – Daniel Goldin, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Barracuda in the Attic
by Kipp Friedman; cover illustration by Drew Friedman

208-page black & white 6" x 8.5" hardcover • $26.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-650-8

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