My newest book, Schulz and Peanuts, has arrived. I had heard about this book awhile ago, but I was moved to purchase it when I saw the last 20 minutes, or so, of this episode of American Masters. The portrait which was painted by that show really seemed to mirror how I feel about myself.
Here is what really made me buy the book (and I’m paraphrasing here): when Charles Schulz was laying in the hospital dying of cancer (the same disease that killed his mother, and what he always feared would kill him) his minister friend said, ‘Well, you must take comfort in the fact that millions of people are praying for you, Charles.’ To which Shulz responded, ‘then why I am still dying?’
Pretty profound stuff.