MUMBAI NEW YORK SCRANTON, the debut memoir from well-known graphic designer Tamara Shopsin, moves brilliantly between humor and heartache, revealing the kaleidoscope of emotions that come from a life full of family, marriage, cooking, creativity, and wide-eyed wonder. Or, in the words of Maira Kalman, “A beautifully illustrated memoir full of love, with no bullsh*t.”
In genuine, straightforward, and lighthearted prose, Tamara describes a year in her life: she and her husband and collaborator Jason travel to India. They journey all over the country, taking photos and making the kinds of keen observations only a pair of artists could make. They return home, first to New York, then to Scranton. And then things get very interesting, and they realize life is precious, and that they’re happy to be living a life that is defined by passion, humor, creativity, and love.
TAMARA SHOPSIN is a graphic designer and illustrator whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Good, Time, Wired, and Newsweek. She is the designer of the 5 Year Diary and Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin. Two volumes of her drawings have been published under the titles C’est le Pied! and C’est le Pied II. She is a 2012 Code for America fellow and a cook at her family’s restaurant in New York.
Please join us on Wednesday April 10th, 7:30 PM, at Spoonbill Books for a reading and signing.