I Heart Maira Kalman.
I picked up Maira Kalman's Principles of Uncertainty by chance at Powell's Books in Portland last month and fell immediately in love with it. In fact, I loved the book so much it pained me to finish it, and I wanted to savor its pages as long as humanly possible.
I sort of didn't know--maybe my subconscious knew--that she was a New Yorker illustrator. Nor that she was one of the people responsible for their famous NewYorkistan cover.
Anyhoo. Maira Kalman. Buy her books! She's so terrific.