Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography

Schulz and Peanuts

David Michaelis’ much awaited Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography, the first comprehensive bio of Charlez Schulz, is arriving into bookstores next week. Nat Gertler offers an in-depth review of the book on his blog, calling it “by far the best and the fullest biography of Schulz to date,” though he tempers that by questioning how Michaelis overreached in some of his conclusions about Schulz. Furthermore, according to this article in yesterday’s NY Times, Schulz’ children are none too pleased with the book’s portrayal of their father as a “depressed, cold and bitter man who was constantly going after different women.”

UPDATE: Commentary from Monte Schulz, Charles Schulz’s son, can be found in this followup post on Cartoon Brew.