Mister Wonderful: A Love Story
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Mister Wonderful: A Love Story

The fan-favorite Eisner Award-winning story, originally seri­alized in The New York Times Magazine, now collected and with forty pages of new material.
 
Meet Marshall. Sitting alone in the local coffee place. He’s been set up by his friend Tim on a blind date with someone named Natalie, and now he’s just feeling set up. She’s nine minutes late and counting. Who was he kidding anyway? Divorced, middle-aged, newly unem­ployed, with next to no prospects, Marshall isn’t ex­actly what you’d call a catch. Twenty minutes pass.
A half hour. Marshall orders a scotch. (He wasn’t going to drink!) Forty minutes.
 
Then, after nearly an hour, when he’s long since given up hope, Natalie appears—breathless, apologiz­ing profusely that she went to the wrong place. She takes a seat, to Marshall’s utter amazement.
 
She’s too good to be true: attractive, young, intel­ligent, and she seems to be seriously engaged with what Marshall has to say. There has to be a catch.
 
And, of course, there is.
 
During the extremely long night that follows, Marshall and Natalie are emotionally tested in ways that two people who just met really should not be. Not, at least, if they want the prospect of a second date.
 
A captivating, bittersweet, and hilarious look at the potential for human connection in an increasingly hopeless world, Mister Wonderful more than lives up to its name.

Title:Mister Wonderful: A Love Story
ISBN:0307378136
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:80 pages

    Mister Wonderful: A Love Story Reviews

  • Sam Quixote
    Aug 30, 2014

    Mister Wonderful is the story of Marshall, a damaged divorcee meeting another damaged divorcee in a coffee shop on a blind date. The book covers their evening, taking in their awkward first encounter,...

  • Michael
    Feb 23, 2016

    Neurotisch und witzig wie Wood Allen in seinen besten Zeiten, und ich liebe Clowes Zeichnungen!Dazu das ungewöhnliche Format, das er für tolle Breitwandeffekte nutzt: für mich ein klares 5-Sterne-C...

  • Anthony Vacca
    Jul 20, 2014

    A short and embarrassingly honest look at the love life (mostly lack thereof) of two intelligent but emotionally hung-up and overwhelmingly self-depreciative people. After all, who wants to worry them...

  • Shawn
    Sep 10, 2011

    Clowes returns to form after the disappointing experiment of Wilson. MR. WONDERFUL is equally experimental (in form I mean - story-wise, like WILSON, it's straight ahead Clowes territory), continuing ...

  • Peter
    May 06, 2011

    I laughed harder at this book than anything I've read in years. It's so heartbreaking and hilarious, and the artwork is some of Clowes's Best. My favorite new inventive element was the way he slapped ...

  • Ademption
    Aug 26, 2011

    Clowes is gently mellowing from caustic misanthrope into a relatively gentler, cranky next door neighbor ("Get off my lawn, you damn kids with your cellular devices and youtubes!"). The self-loathing ...

  • Marieke
    Dec 27, 2011

    i think this might be the second comic book i ever read. it was fun. i'll read more.but since i'm a neophyte, i have no way of measuring this against others, so all i can say is that it was fun and i ...

  • Cindy
    Apr 27, 2011

    Loved it! Especially the meta-comics mixed in to the narrative.My only complaint was that it was too short! More Clowes=better....

  • RB
    Aug 08, 2016

    As a fan of every book (and the adaptation of "Ghost World") this author has written, it came as a crushing disappointment that "Mister Wonderful" is simply awful. The narrator has no traits to admire...

  • Tressa
    Sep 09, 2016

    If you’re more inclined to enjoy graphic novels of the Everyman rather than Superman, then you might want to check out some books by Daniel Clowes. Clowes is responsible for superbly getting it righ...