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Dude: The Big Book of Zonker

by G. B. Trudeau

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I'm a Doonesbury fan from way back, and Zonker has always been my favorite character. This collection is all Zonker- what's not to love? A wonderful retrospective. I'd forgotten the lottery win, for instance- which enabled him to buy Uncle Duke's zombiefied self as well as Zonk's shiny new title. And the early nannying days! Not to mention the classic football huddles. I loved every panel. ( )
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This breathtaking volume boldly, cheerfully, and blankly stares back across the stunningly mellow life and times of Zonker Harris. From his Californian-American roots to his legendary status as surfer, nanny, and former sun god, his career trajectory has unfailingly carried him ever deeper into the homegrown heart of the American daydream. A puddle-plumbing denizen of Walden Commune, Harris spent his formative years as a bodaciously freaked-out college student. His innovative decoding of the rites and rituals of the burgeoning counterculture put him on the cover of Time. Forced by a strategic oversight to graduate from college, Harris blazed a path to glory on the pro tanning circuit. His triumph in the George Hamilton Cocoa-Butter Open set a high watermark for the sport.

Family values led Harris to devote considerable time to helping his stunned parents refill their empty nest. Extended-family values propelled him into a career as a professional nanny, in which capacity he has indeed taught the children well--especially Sam, who was surfing the long board while still in diapers. Later, leveraging his political cluelessness, Zonker served on the disastrous Duke2000 presidential campaign. A devoted foot soldier in the war against AIDS suffering, Zonk is held in high regard among SoCal's medical marijuana community for the efficacious potency of his magic brownies. Unfazed by worldly success, he remains a true and gentle freak. After all, he humbly notes, I am but one dude.

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Presents selections from the Doonesbury cartoons from Zonker Harris's formative years as a freaked-out college student to his legendary status as a surfer, nanny, and former sun god.

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