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You’re supposed to stop and smell the roses but truth be told it doesn’t take that long to smell them. You hardly have to stop. You can smell the roses and still have time to run all those errands before the sun goes down and it’s dinner time.Hurry Up and Wait is the second volume in a new series of collaborations between renowned artist and bestselling author Maira KalmanYou’re supposed to stop and smell the roses but truth be told it doesn’t take that long to smell them. You hardly have to stop. You can smell the roses and still have time to run all those errands before the sun goes down and it’s dinner time.Hurry Up and Wait is the second volume in a new series of collaborations between renowned artist and bestselling author Maira Kalman, New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket), and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. This time a whimsical collection of images captures people in motion—or not. In snapshots by some of the world’s most celebrated photographers, some people stride forth, dash across streets, race on bicycles, and jump over puddles, while others form snaking lines, daydream on park benches, and linger on sidewalks with friends. So what’s the rush? With 11 vibrant new illustrations by Kalman inspired by the photographs, and thought-provoking prose by Handler that ponders the merits of action, Hurry Up and Wait will charm readers of all ages. ...

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ISBN : 9780870709593
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Number of Pages : 64 Pages
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Hurry Up and Wait Reviews

  • Tamara
    2019-03-23 14:21

    Daniel Handler reminds me of A.A. Milne in the best way possible. He tells simple truths about the world in a way that makes me want to hug the air. Favorite QuotesIf you go too fast you might not noticeeverything. On the other hand, you don't wantto be late. So allow at least half an hour to doeverything. Minus sleeping and staringout the window that's maybe ten things youcan do today, and you already woke up.***It feels so good to go someplace. Except when you want to stayright there where you are.***I didn't even know I was waiting. I thought I was just here. ***How long can we stay here? We hurry around for a whileand then it's time to go. Time to go. Everybody says it. Time to go. And then we do.

  • Elizabeth A
    2019-02-28 14:22

    "How long can we stay here?We hurry around for a while and then it's time to go.Time to go. Everybody says it. Time to go.And then we do."I love art collaborations, and this book is the result of a collab between Maira Kalman (an author whose work I adore), Daniel Handler (a.k.a Lemony Snicket), and The Museum of Modern Art. You've got to be in the right frame of mind to really get into this one. This little volume has text, paintings, and photographs, and if you really take it slowly, really read and let the text sink in, really look at the photographs and paintings, you cannot help but have a better understanding and appreciation of humanity, time, and this ephemeral thing called life.I read someplace that this is the second such collab, and have already ordered the first book.

  • David Schaafsma
    2019-03-09 22:25

    The second in a series I hope goes on awhile between Maira Kalman, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) and MOMA curator Sarah Hermanson Meister, sifting through some of the something like 60,000 photographs MOMA has. The first, Girls Standing on Lawns, is hilarious, golden, especially visually. Handler is in both volumes as the primary writer flat and unfunny, but in this one especially, and this is disappointing, but the photos are the main thing, so not to worry too much. The idea here isn't as compelling as the first one. Here people either sit or walk Manhattan-hurriedly. . . uh, okay. Though again, the photos themselves are often great. Though I liked the photos by amateurs in the first volume better than the mostly professional ones of this volume, really. They're just just more absurd and authentic-feeling and somehow touching. But trust me, the idea behind this, getting two funny and creative and quirky people (with Meister's help, but not sure how, exactly) to pick photos they find funny and quirky and interesting, duh, you just have to look at it. But look at the first one first.

  • Vivek Tejuja
    2019-03-19 16:11

    From the time I read “Why we broke up” by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman, I have been a fan of whatever they come about to do together. Their works together are something else – for children or for adults. The creative collaboration I am sure must be quite something for the two, but the end result for the readers is magnificent. The good thing about this book is that it is also done in association with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – and is quite reflective of Handler’s and Kalman’s playful creativity.This time for me that happened when I read “Hurry up and Wait” – another collaboration between the two (after reading this I immediately ordered a copy of Girls standing on lawns) – and as the title suggests, it is about hurrying up and also waiting to smell the roses. The book is not a long one. It can be read under fifteen to twenty minutes, however I would not recommend this book being read or seen that way. At first, it may seem nothing – this 64 page book. It might even seem a colossal waste of money (that is if you are one of those who gauge a book’s worth basis the number of pages) but trust me, it is a book that you will keep going back to once every month or so. Life’s pace is rushed. It is terribly hurried. We don’t know what to make of its pace sometimes, well at least I don’t know what to make of it. There are times then when all I want to do is stop – to look at everything closely – to perhaps give life another go. There are eleven vibrant illustrations by Kalman and each one comes with a note on hurrying up and waiting by Handler. It is whimsical, capturing people (as provided by MoMA) in motion or not, giving readers a sense of time lost or regained (if we try). I now cannot wait for my copy of “Girls standing on lawns” to reach me.

  • Lara
    2019-03-05 19:11

    I really like both Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler (when he's himself and not Lemony Snicket), so I figured I'd give this art series of theirs a try. And maybe I should have started with the first one, since most people seem to think that one was better, but too late now. Anyway, I'm not sure I totally get what they're trying to do here exactly, but it might be because I hurried up through it when I needed to slow down and smell the roses instead of focusing on my ten things a day that I can get done. Anyway, I do feel like Handler is sneakily good. Like, I started reading this and was just thinking, "blah, blah, stuff about time." And I didn't really think much more of it. But then I finished the book and little phrases just keep coming back to me. There's definitely something that resonates here.So yeah, I think this is one of those books that demands a slower reread, so that all the little details can be taken in. -------------Read it again. Yup! I liked this a lot more the second time. I'm bumping my rating up--booyah!

  • kelly
    2019-03-19 22:12

    Best conditions for reading this thoughtful bedtime picture book:1) after a long day in which you feel like you and everyone and everything is going too fast,2) cuddling with someone and taking turns reading each page (or reading it aloud to yourself would work too).

  • pea.
    2019-03-13 14:23

    opened the book and by page three am sitting on the floor cross leggedby midway am half in tears and half rejoicing that these two artists a) exist b) collaborate c) are published so few words yet so moved and still on the same spot sitting on the floor cross legged not going anywhere.

  • Sarah
    2019-02-22 18:21

    This book would have been 4 stars if a different version of me read it but it is just what the current version of muse needed. What I would DO for Maira’s talent. Plus Handler and the curators, but...Maira!

  • Sonia Jarmula
    2019-03-23 14:41

    Short and sweet, but surprisingly beautiful and evocative.

  • Adi
    2019-03-14 20:36

    A brightener of the day - book.

  • Ann
    2019-02-21 16:26

    Fun little quick read - Maira Kalman is great

  • Kristine
    2019-02-27 14:38

    Terrific compilation of photographs, Kalman's paintings of photographs, and words. I am certain I will be looking at art with newly opened eyes from this point forward.

  • Steph
    2019-03-12 22:20

    Very cool book with lots of cool back story. I think anyone who it's artsy will adore this. Just such a thoughtful piece of work.

  • Jane
    2019-03-24 15:13

    Another in the Kalman/Handler MoMA photography series. Wonderful!

  • Anna-Maija Tähkävuori
    2019-03-10 16:39

    Tempauduin mukaan liikkeeseen ja sulauduin osaksi teoksen toiminnallista kokonaisuutta. Mielenkiintoinen kiireisen menemisen kokemus, mille tuskin voi löytää mitään yleispätevää muotoa selityksineen. Mutta saattoi heti tunnistaa MoMAn kirjaharvinaisuuden ja ilahduttavan löydön. Sen parhaat kuvitukset vapaamuotoisin tekstein lukeutuvat itse keskustevina omaan genereeseen. Erillisten tulkintojen jäädessä jäsentymään ja kypsyttelemään tajuntaa. Kuka on kuka, missä on missä. Nämä aukot löytävät hetkellisiä vastauksia. täydentäen Maira Kalman upeita kohti työntyviä rajauksia.Juuri harjoitusta romaanien lukemisesta ratautuva turtunut mieli välillä kaipaa. Omia merkityksiä sekä tulkintaa saattaa verrata Daniel Handlerin kiintoisista assosiaatioista etenevään taidefilosofiaan.Hurry Up and Wait muodostaa luovemman kokonaisuuden kuin viime keväinen täydennetty historiikki Girls Standing On Lawes. Molemmat mielenkiintoisia kokeiluja ja arvoteoksia. Mutta tämän teho itseeni tuntui uskomattomalta!

  • Rhode
    2019-03-07 16:29

    The funny thing is, I waited to read this book. It sat patiently on my living room ottoman for weeks, months I suppose. And during this time it's been waiting for me, I have, among other things, spent a great deal of time selecting rose bushes for the best scent (should someone want to stop and smell them) and wondered what else I might do with my life now that I'm not hurrying, hurrying to make enough money to quit working, but have plopped out the other side into the next phase of life.In this next phase, so long anticipated, I find myself at a bit of a loss. Hence the busy work, and the roses. And no time, no time at all to read a slender little book about the nature of time. And life and rushing and the end of life. And waiting. A poem of a book really, illustrated by photographs and paintings of photographs by famous artists. (Including my all time favorite, Yves Klein's leap into the void.) If you love photography, poetry, quiet humor or anything by Maira Kalman, you will love this sweetheart of a little book. But don't make it wait for you like I did.

  • Courtney
    2019-03-24 22:14

    Girls Standing on Lawns, the first byproduct of Kalman and Handler's collaboration with MOMA, was enchanting and quirky. The found photographs complemented Handler's prose beautifully, and Kalman's distinctive illustrations added a complementary layer of whimsy. Unfortunately, the second phase of this joint project is markedly less sprightly. The talent is still there, but the cohesion is missing. The organizational premise is less coherent, for one thing. Also, the use of famous/well known photographs diluted Handler/Kalman's style, in my opinion. I'm all for re-mixing and mashing up cultural artifacts, but in Hurry Up and Wait the excessive associations were distracting. The ensuing muddle of meanings and half-constructed relationships made me crave the crisp focus which characterized the first installment. Perhaps this is just a sophomore slump and the next phase will be resplendent? One can hope, at least.

  • Karima
    2019-03-10 16:22

    "A Children's Book for Grown-ups"Maira Kalman (always puts a smile, no, MANY smiles on my face). Here she collaborates, again, with Daniel Handler and MOMA using a series of unusual photographs that speak to the relationship between motion and stillness. Some of the photos have companion paintings by Kalman. Daniel Handler adds his simple prose like: "The best thing you ever said to me is, Let's get out of here."This is the 2nd installment following GIRLS STANDING ON LAWNS. Though I initially breezed through this little book in one sitting, I returned, several times, and saw so much more. I encourage your to do the same.

  • Vicki
    2019-03-15 17:29

    Whimsical collaboration between Kalman and Handler.Stopping and going : the daily rhythms of life.Photos from the Museum of Modern Art of New York, serving as onepiece of the triangle, along with artful interpretations fromMaira Kalman and pithy questions and quotes from David Handler.for example: "Jump right in, or wade in slowly. Advantage to one, it's over quickly.Advantage to the other, it isn't .""All childhood long they told me to hurry up, and now all this TIME later I can't imagine what the rush was. But every morning my child never puts on his shoes on time, and we have to go, we have to go."

  • AWBY
    2019-02-28 22:26

    I liked this compilation between Kalman, Handler, and the Museum of Modern Art, combining prose, painting, and photos curated by the museum reflecting on people busy and moving through their lives, juxtaposed with some photos of people standing still, and captioned by Handler. I would have given it 3.5 stars, because I did enjoy it, but didn't find Handler's words to be the most intriguing that I've ever read. I will probably read the first book in the series.

  • Glenn
    2019-02-27 14:26

    Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) writes a thoughtful kids' poem about time, surrounded by new paintings by Maria Kalman and photos from MoMa's collection. "If you go to fast you might not noticeeverything. On the other hand, you don't wantto be late. So allow at least half an hour to doeverything. Minus sleeping and staring out the window that's maybe ten things youcan do today, and you already woke up."Great advice for a kid of any age!

  • Jacoba
    2019-02-21 15:31

    Loved this. A series of photographs from the Museum of Modern Art with commentary by Daniel Handler and paintings by Maira Kalman. I love love love Maira Kalman. I don't think this was as good as Girls Standing on Lawns, but that might just be because I don't find pictures of people hurrying and not as interesting. I can't wait to see what comes next in this series!

  • Rachael
    2019-03-04 22:24

    The paintings (10 original) and photographs (archival) in this short book are thought provoking. They amuse and invite the observer to look deeper into them, to see the stories they capture a frame of, the moment caught in passing. Handler's accompanying thoughts felt unnecessary at worst, though at best they managed to be jumping off points themselves. Intriguing to say the least.

  • Violette Stepaniuk
    2019-02-27 20:12

    Funny, clever, charming, unexpected. An art book that reads like a picture book for adults. A few photographs and paintings, a few lines of verse. Simple, even minimalistic. Just bare essentials, not a story, and yet complete. I savour every line. The best thing about it is that it is so short I can read it over and over again because I just want to read it over and over again.

  • Becki Iverson
    2019-03-22 19:22

    Striking out on text today... again, great photos and painting here but the text felt really disjointed from the visuals. There are some lovely insights in the text, however. This may have been better as a poetry collection - as it is, it reads as a strange caption on the images with text associated. Kalman's illustrations are great - I'll definitely keep looking for her work.

  • Daniel Zielske
    2019-03-01 16:26

    I've been super busy lately and I haven't had time to finish several of the books that I've started. This book solved all of that!?! Wait...maybe I missed the point.Hurry Up and Wait by Maira Kalman is a charming, poignant book that looks pointedly at the pace we put ourselves on to be productive members of society. The photos and illustrations are amazing.

  • Westerville
    2019-03-18 16:21

    Daniel Handler reminds me of A.A. Milne in the best way possible. - Tamara, Computer ServicesReserve a library copy.

  • Rebecca
    2019-03-22 17:11

    I love Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman's collaborations. This is another one using photographs from MoMA's collection, for a strange, sad little collection of written musings, paintings, and photos for a rumination on time and its ability to rush past. Or maybe we are doing the rushing.

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
    2019-03-02 15:14

    I’ll read anything with Maira Kalman’s name on it, even this book with none of Kalman’s drawings (a bit disappointing) and little of her commentary (a bit disappointing). But, hey, I’ll take it, such as it is.

  • Nicole
    2019-03-20 16:39

    By far, this was better executed and more enjoyable.