(December 1996)

Fantagraphics, 1996 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
14.95 USD; 20.95 CAD
Pages
164
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN
1-56097-261-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781560972617 51495
Editing
Gary Groth
Color
Color Covers, Black and White Interior
Dimensions
11" x 8.5" (27.94 cm x 21.59 cm)
Binding
Softcover
Publishing Format
One-Shot

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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener
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Jessica Johnson [as Jeff Johnson]
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Mary Fleener

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Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover. Back cover includes promo quotes from Robert Crumb & Poppy Z. Brite.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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Title and publisher page, indicia and publishing credits, table of contents page

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Introduction (Table of Contents: 4)

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Ray Zone
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Mary Fleener

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Turn Off That Jungle Music! (Table of Contents: 6)

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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener

Genre
biography; humor
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Mary Fleener; Mary's Mother; Mary's Grandmother; Mary's Father
Synopsis
Mary relates how she discovered the blues and what her family's reaction was when she played it for them.
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autobiography

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The story is subtitled "or: Fear of a Black Ten Inch!!"

Rock Bottom, part 1 (Table of Contents: 7)

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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener

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biography; humor
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Mary Fleener; Mary's Friend; Guitar Shop Clerk; Jane; Mary; Face
Synopsis
Mary gets a paying bass playing gig after putting out an ad. While learning songs for the gig, her ex-boyfriend pays a visit.
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adult; autobiography

Rock Bottom, part 2 (Table of Contents: 8)

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biography; humor
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Mary Fleener; Jane; Sterling; Sky; Face; Roxanne; Charlie
Synopsis
The bar gig goes smoothly until a fight breaks out in the audience. Mary gets away. When she arrives at her house she finds her ex-boyfriend has set up a surprise party for her.
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adult; autobiography

Just Another Gig (Table of Contents: 9)

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biography; humor
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Mary Fleener; Woman Who Harasses Mary; The Owner; Candy; Jane
Synopsis
A woman pulls a knife on Mary as she's getting ready for a gig.
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adult; autobiography

The Long Way Home (Table of Contents: 10)

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biography; humor
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Mary Fleener; Mary's Ex-Boyfriend; Hitchhiker; Guy #1; Guy #2
Synopsis
Mary's ex-boyfriend gives a ride to three people he doesn't even know.
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autobiography

The Jelly (Table of Contents: 11)

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biography; humor
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Mary Fleener; Mary's Roommate [The Jelly]; Dad; Mom
Synopsis
Mary talks about a troubled large-bosomed friend who couldn't get attention from the guys she was interested in.
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adult; autobiography

As American as Mom, Apple Pie and Martinis (Table of Contents: 12)

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Mary Fleener; Gran'pa; Grandmother; Father
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Mary talks about the alcoholism that runs in her family.
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autobiography

Soap Flakes (Table of Contents: 13)

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biography; humor
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Mary Fleener; Drug Pusher Friend #1; Drug Pusher Friend #2
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Mary talks about how she got addicted to soap operas.
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autobiography

Skulls n' Stiffs (Table of Contents: 14)

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Mary Fleener

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biography; humor
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Mary Fleener; Mary's Friend; Dad
Synopsis
Mary talks about the time her friend's dad, a mortician, took them to his mortuary to make a plaster cast of a corpse's head.
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autobiography

Do I Look Like I Work Here? (Table of Contents: 15)

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biography; humor
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Mary Fleener; The Boss
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Mary talks about how often she gets mistaken for a clerk when in a store.
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autobiography

Used! (Table of Contents: 16)

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biography; humor
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Mary Fleener; Mary's Male Friend; Mom
Synopsis
A longtime friend blatantly propositions Mary out of the blue.
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adult; autobiography

Kitty Stew (Table of Contents: 17)

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Mary Fleener
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biography; humor
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Mary Fleener; Veterinarian
Synopsis
Mary decides to make her own cat food after she gets fed up with high pet food prices.
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autobiography

Slug Fest (Table of Contents: 18)

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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener

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biography; humor
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Mary Fleener; Gran'pa; Grandmother; Father
Synopsis
Mary installs a bird feeder and bath in her backyard. But instead of more birds, she gets more of everything else.
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autobiography

Mass Denial!! (Table of Contents: 19)

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biography; humor
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Mary Fleener; 7th Grade Kid; Teacher; High School Cheerleader; Homeless Man; Cop
Synopsis
Mary explains how sometimes people do weird things that everyone else ignores.
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autobiography

Career Opportunity (Table of Contents: 20)

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Mary Fleener
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biography; humor
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Mary Fleener; Sandy; Vito; Crystal
Synopsis
Mary's friend offers her a job as a “cocktail waitress.” Little does she know what exactly the job entails.
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autobiography

Ashes of Passion (Table of Contents: 21)

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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener

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biography; humor
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Mary Fleener; Paul; Bill; Celia
Synopsis
Mary becomes the acquaintance of Bill and Celia, a couple who are more than a little dysfunctional.
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autobiography

Roust or You Play, You Pay (Table of Contents: 22)

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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener

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biography; humor
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John; Mary Fleener; Mary's Boyfriend; Cop #1; Cop #2; Neighboring Boat Owner
Synopsis
Mary and her boyfriend are out sailing with some of his co-workers. When they reach dock, they find themselves surrounded by the police.
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autobiography

Hush Yuppies (Table of Contents: 23)

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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener

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biography; humor
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Linda; Mary Fleener; Jack; Paul
Synopsis
Linda's husband has turned violent against her.
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autobiography

Skin Art! (Table of Contents: 24)

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biography
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Luke Miller; Mary Fleener
Synopsis
Mary meets Luke Miller, who has one of her paintings tattooed on his back.
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autobiography

The Yin Yang Man (Table of Contents: 25)

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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener

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biography; humor
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Mary's Friend; Mary Fleener; Joel
Synopsis
Mary tells a story about Joel, a friend of hers who takes his interest in Eastern philosophies to extremes.
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autobiography

Boogie Chillun! (Table of Contents: 26)

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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener

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biography; humor
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Mary Fleener; Mary's Brother; Mary's Mom; Hippie; Good Natured Slob; Behavioral Fanatic; The Big Kahuna; Paul; Pretty Girl
Synopsis
Mary details how she got into surfing.
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autobiography

Trauma Mama! (Table of Contents: 27)

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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener

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biography; humor
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Mary Fleener; Patty
Synopsis
Mary details her relationship with her drug dealing addict friend Patty.
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autobiography

A Mother and Daughter Chat (Table of Contents: 28)

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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener [as Mary "You Can't Make This Stuff Up" Fleener] (signed)
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Mary Fleener [as Mary "You Can't Make This Stuff Up" Fleener] (signed)
Letters
Mary Fleener [as Mary "You Can't Make This Stuff Up" Fleener] (signed)

Genre
biography; humor
Characters
Mary Fleener
Synopsis
Mary gets into a conversation with her mother about the proper way to pronounce 'clitoris.'
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autobiography

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Subtitled “or: Discussing the Small Elongated Organ of the Female Pudendum"

John Says Goodbye (Table of Contents: 29)

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Mary Fleener
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biography; humor
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John; Chris; Mary Fleener; Mary's Friend
Synopsis
Mary talks about an eerie dream she had about a college friend whom she hadn't seen for weeks.
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autobiography

Tales from the Pink Coffin! (Table of Contents: 30)

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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener

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biography
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Mary Fleener; Paul; Peggy; Harold; Brent Scrivner
Synopsis
Mary's friend Harold dies in a car crash. Some years later, she suspects his ghost is moving objects in her house.
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autobiography

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The final page from the original story (an epilogue) is not included in this reprint.

My Favorite Dream of 1991 (Table of Contents: 31)

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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener

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biography; humor
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Mary Fleener; Mr. Natural (cameo); Checkered Demon (cameo); Nancy (cameo); Buddy (cameo); Stickboy (cameo); Carol Tyler; Joe Sacco (cameo); Chester Brown (cameo); Didi Glitz (cameo)
Synopsis
Mary had a dream where she and several cartoon characters were the faces for vegetables in a garden.
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autobiography

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

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Mary Fleener
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Mary Fleener