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Book Title: Mostly True: Collected Stories & Drawings|
The author of the book: Brian Andreas
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Date of issue: February 1st 2008
ISBN 13: 9780964266001
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I have always loved Brian Andreas' books. They consist of poems and short stories. Some make no sense, while others are extremely relate-able. All of the poems and short stories are only a few sentences long. My favorite from this book reads "I saw them standing there pretending to be just friends, when all the time in the world could not pry them apart." The image on this particular story is of two people standing on either side of the sentence, but they're facing away from each other. One figure has an arm outstretched over the words with an extended finger almost touching the other figure. I like this image. It makes me happy, though I'm not sure why. I have always enjoyed going to his work space in Iowa. I look forward to going back to his work place again. I loved reading this book as much as the last few I've read. I have recommended these books to a few friends before and I will continue to recommend these books, as well as continue to read them in the future.
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Read information about the authorBrian Andreas (born 1956 in Iowa City, Iowa) is an American writer, painter, sculptor and publisher. Most notable of his works are the StoryPeople objects he makes using salvaged wood from old rural homesteads. These mixed-media works include a short story that focuses on a moment or a memory, and the deliberately crude folk-art-like shapes display bright yet soothing colors and shadowy amorphous faces to go along with the simple, declarative language of the prose.
Andreas' artistic explorations eventually led to a wide-ranging array of works, from the publication of nine books, to the production of handcrafted furniture and home accent pieces. In 1994, the diversity of his interests produced the foundation of his StoryPeople company.
With his wife's words and two young sons as motivation, Andreas went out into his backyard and pulled a weathered board from the fence and began to play with the boards and place little stories and some color onto them. Soon, shaped as 'people,' others became interested in purchasing them. Of the results of the fence-board experiments, it was eventually written that "he discovered the StoryPeople waiting to be carved out of rough barn board, painted in bright colors, and hand-stamped with their individual stories."
Of his work, Andreas says, "I like art that admits to being a part of life. The moments I have with my friends and family are really all that I need. I like to take them and weave them into stories that are filled with laughter and music and lunacy. And they are mostly true, but I'm not telling which parts. . ."
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