Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Books: "Strange Planet" by Nathan W. Pyle

Strange Planet
By Nathan W. Pyle
Morrow Gift; hardcover, $14.99; eBook, $10.99

Nathan W. Pyle is the New York Times bestselling author of NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette and 99 Stories I Could Tell: A Doodlebook to Help You Create, and his new book, Strange Planet, is born out of the hit Instagran account he created.

This past Valentine’s Day, Pyle introduced the Internet to this colorful world, which gained a following of 120 thousand followers within the first 24 hours, and 1.7 million in the first month and a half. Strange Planet now boasts a whopping 3.9 million Instagram followers, so it is no surprise that you can get it now in book form.

With their story told in bright pinks, blues, greens, and purples, the inhabitants of Strange Planet are at once charming, strange, and recognizable. 

The blue beings on this planet narrate their emotions as they act out hundreds of very curious scenarios that will be extremely familiar to any human reader. This planet invites us to take a step back and celebrate our own previously unexamined practices of of surprise parties, tooth fairy visits, and cleaning house before company arrives.

The labeling of such common events as sunburn as "Star Damage" and sweet dreams as "Imagie Pleasant Nonsense" has struck an immediate chord with thousands of posts and tweets using these phrases in instant recognition.

The book covers the life cycle of one of the planet's occupants, with chapters organized by theme, including "The Emergence Day" and "Being Gains a Sibling."

With many never-before-seen comic illustrations, as well as all your favorites from the web, Strange Planet is the perfect gift this holiday season, a wonderful reminder to take a step back and celebrate our previously unexamined ways of life. 

Nathan W. Pyle will be appearing at POWERHOUSE ARENA (28 Adams St, Brooklyn, NY 11201) on Thursday, November 21 from 7:00-9:00 PM for a Presentation & Signing of Strange Planet. Your $20 ticket includes copy of STRANGE PLANET or backlist title

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