Grumpy Old Man

 

Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography

Talk about a grumpy old man, seems old Charlie Schulz had a few skeletons in his closet and Carl Jung would have field day with his comic strip. Charlie was reflecting his life in his strip.  His bitter wife was of course in vein of Lucy and the other nasty girls in the strip were girls who jilted Charles when he was in school. The authoritative female presence is also attributed to his mother. We build our icons in our society and we find ways to strip them down to their bare bones to expose their imperfections and this is what is happening in Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography. The review of the book is compelling read enough at the New York Times Sunday Book Review.