Every Person on the Planet
An Only Somewhat Anxiety-Filled Tale for the Holidays
By Bruce Eric Kaplan
(Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9780743274708, 128pp.)
Publication Date: October 25, 2005
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Every Person On The Planet tells the delightful story of Edmund and Rosemary, an average couple who lead an uneventful life, and what happens when one fateful day they decide to throw a party for the holidays. As their guest list becomes longer and longer, they become paralyzed with the fear of forgetting anyone. So naturally, there's only one thing to do--they invite every person on the planet. They never expect that the whole world will show. But what happens when the whole world does?
Every Person On The Planet is hilarious, touching, thoughtful, and uniquely beautiful. We think this is an altogether perfect book and you will too.
Bruce Eric Kaplan, known for his distinctive, off-beat single-panel cartoons, has been a New Yorker cartoonist for more than ten years. He is also a television writer and was an executive producer for the acclaimed HBO series Six Feet Under, as well as a writer on Seinfeld (funnily enough, one of his most well-known episodes is one where Elaine becomes increasingly frustrated over what she takes to be an utterly nonsensical New Yorker cartoon).
He has authored and illustrated seven adult titles for Simon & Schuster: the cult classic The Cat That Changed My Life; the collections I Love You, I Hate You, I'm Hungry; No One You Know; and This Is a Bad Time; and three titles featuring the wonderfully neurotic Brooklyn couple Edmund and Rosemary: Every Person on the Planet, Edmund and Rosemary Go to Hell, and Everything Is Going to Be Okay. Bruce is also the author and illustrator of two picture books: Monsters Eat Whiny Children and Cousin Irv from Mars. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.