Companies mentioned and location:Advanced Technology Services, Peoria, IL Caterpillar, Peoria, IL World's Finest Chocolate, Chicago, IL Milwaukee Gear, Milwaukee, WI Ford Motor Company, St. Louis, MO Wunderlich Fibre Box Company, St. Louis, MO General Motors, St. Louis, MO; Wentzville, MO Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, MO McDonald-Douglas, St. Louis, MO Industrial Engineering and Equipment Company (Indeeco), St. Louis, MO; Brentwood, MO; Boonville and Cuba, MO ASPEQ Holdings (a private equity firm), St. Louis, MO Emerson Electric, Ferguson, MO GlaxoSmithKline (manufacturing Tums), St. Louis, MO
Larry Gonick, a cartoonist specializing in nonfiction books, is best known for his Cartoon Histories and his Cartoon Guides to various sciences. He lives in San Francisco. Tim Kasser, a professor of psychology at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, has spent two decades researching materialism, consumerism, capitalism, well-being, and the environment. He has written three books and consults with a variety of non-profit organizations.
Praise for Larry Gonick:
"Larry Gonick should get an Oscar for humor and a Pulitzer for history."
-Richard Saul Wurman, author and creator of the TED conference
Praise for Larry Gonick's The Cartoon History of the Universe:
"A curious hybrid, at once flippant and scholarly, witty and politically correct, zany and traditionalist."
Jonathan Spence, The New York Times Book Review
Praise for Larry Gonick's The Cartoon History of the United States:
"A perfect gift for that teenager who simply can't get American history straight."
San Francisco Chronicle
Praise for Larry Gonick's The Cartoon Guide to Sex:
"The humor is both fundamental and sophisticated, so even the most sexually seasoned will find something to laugh about."