The Books

Who Needs Donuts?

by Mark Alan Stamaty

One Potato Review

Originally published in 1973, this is the existential story of a little boy following his dreams to the big city, a sad old homeless woman shrieking about love, and a wild bull escaping from a pet store, yet it’s the pictures which finally astonish: of flying elephants, and faucets where door handles are supposed to be, and horse-headed birds blowing saxophones with trees growing out of them – please don’t get me started. There are thousands and thousands of donuts here also, no one exactly like the other, indeed these drawings offer loving (if sometimes exhausting) testimonial of a certain homemade decade that most of us do our best to forget – and too bad. The street signs alone would take an average reader months to completely appreciate. A monumental achievement. And a funny little yarn.