Also, drinking, smoking, bumble bees, monkeys, arm flab and bad decision making when it comes to sex.
Collecting several years worth of the alt-weekly strip, plus "lost strips" recently rediscovered that were absent in volume 1.
"Emily Flake draws these eyes... these ragged, Little Orphan Annie saucer eyes that are at once wide and naive, wise and sly, and maybe a little bit drunk. I'd like to look at the world through those eyes. But it turns out, only Emily Flake can. Thank heaven for her. And hell to boot."
- John Hodgman (The Areas Of My Expertise, More Information Than You Require)
"Don't you sometimes feel the viscous black bile heaving up and getting stuck in your throat from the areas deep in your stomach and around your heart? Because of all the easy cynicism, and sarcasm, and 'funny' pop-culture references? Or even worse: the phony compassion, cheap inspiration, and false hope? Wouldn't it be great if someone shared with you the actual pain of being a human being, accepted you as you were, and was also hilarious? Thank God for Emily Flake." - Leo Allen (Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Human Giant)