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And the pursuit of happiness

Maira Kalman (Author, Illustrator)
Filled with original art and photographs by the author who is also an illustrator and designer, each chapter represents a month of Kalman's yearlong travel across the U.S. and her reflections on democracy. She starts with a celebration of Barack Obama's Presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., continues with the month of February and Abraham Lincoln, and explores democracy and the pursuit of happiness artistically and poetically. Several presidents and political sites in Washington, D.C. are focal points as the year progresses
Print Book, English, 2010
Penguin Press, New York, 2010
Graphic novels
471 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
9781594202674, 1594202672
January : The inauguration. At last
February: In love with A. Lincoln
March : So moved
April : May it please the Court
May : At ease
June : Time wastes too fast
July : Can do
August : "I lift my lamp beside the golden door"
September : For goodness' sake
October : E. pluribus unum
November : Back to the land
December : By George [Washington]
"Most of the contents of this book first appeared as the author's online column ... on the website of the New York Times," [as 12 installments, Jan. 29 - Dec. 31, 2009] -- T.p. verso