#1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast's new graphic narrative, exploring the surreal nighttime world inside her mind-and untangling one of our most enduring human mysteries: dreams.
Ancient Greeks, modern seers, Freud, Jung, neurologists, poets, artists, shamans-humanity has never ceased trying to decipher one of the strangest unexplained phenomena we all experience: dreaming. Now, in her new book, Roz Chast illustrates her own dream world, a place that is sometimes creepy but always hilarious, accompanied by an illustrated tour through "Dream-Theory Land" guided by insights from poets, philosophers, and psychoanalysts alike. Illuminating, surprising, funny, and often profound, I Must Be Dreaming explores Roz Chast's newest subject of fascination-and promises to make it yours, too.
" I Must Be Dreaming is Roz Chast at her chastiest, serving up cartoons direct from the source of her apparently vintage chintz-upholstered unconscious. They reduced me repeatedly to spasms of laugh-crying. Indeed, I imagine Freud and Jung are not only spinning in their graves right now, they are peeing their pants." -- Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home and The Secret to Superhuman Strength
"You will laugh constantly while reading Roz Chast's dreamy new book. You might also tear up. It's profoundly reassuring to be reminded that the deep emotional mysteries of life are there waiting whenever we shut our eyes, and even more reassuring to remember that they can be so hilarious." -- Liana Finck, author of Let There Be Light and Passing Human
"Delightful ... Chast perfectly captures the weird joy of dreaming-an act that is both universal and deeply personal." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Wide-ranging and thoroughly charming ... Truly fascinating, frequently hilarious, and not to be missed." -- Library Journal, starred review
"Amid the comic relief, there is profound vulnerability and anxiety playing out in weird and wild scenarios ... I Must Be Dreaming is your ticket to the dreamland of a genius. Go willingly." -- New York Journal of Books
"Illustrations and visual storytelling weave together a broad range of content on dreams that offers insight while never feeling burdensome or overly analytical. Easy on the eyes and witty, this book will have readers reaching for their own dream journals. A sharp compendium of dreamy visions that could only have come from the iconic cartoonist's sleeping mind." -- Kirkus Reviews