“David Michaelis’ challenge in Schulz and Peanuts is to chronicle the life of a popular man who led an intentionally dull life without ending up with a dull book. The author succeeds in part because we knew so little about Schulz beyond the tidy public image he constructed for himself: the son of a St. Paul, Minn., barber; the quiet, religious lad with the ironic nickname ”Sparky” that he kept into adulthood; the teetotaling family man, happiest in front of his drawing board.

Schulz and Peanuts is…as meticulous in its evocation of a sensitive soul’s temperament as any first-rate cartoon by Sparky himself.”

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