NOTE: a copy of Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain! was provided to Again With the Comics for this review.
In Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain! ($24.95, Portfolio) Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams offers up his wit and wisdom on the world outside the workplace in a series of brief essays covering every subject from airport security to marriage. Most of these are in the vein of observational comedy, but Adams has some interesting thoughts about the nature of reality that kept me pondering for awhile after I closed the book. The book consists of Adams’ blog entries for the last couple of years, so expect the disconnectedness that that implies, but I got quite a few laughs out of his rambling. The cover letter suggested that I save this for a flight, which is great advice, since this is the sort of light, fun, and easy read that airline travel demands. Which is not to say it is slight. It may not change your life, but Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain! will provide some laughs, and maybe make you think a bit, too.