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Exclusive Excerpt: ‘The Principles of Uncertainty’




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Artist and author Maira Kalman kept a visual journal for one year, asking questions both big and small: What is identity? What is happiness? Why do some guys look great in jaunty hats?

Today on the Comics Page, we're proud to present an excerpt from The Principles of Uncertainty, a beautifully illustrated, totally unclassifiable book by New York Times op-artist Maira Kalman, out this week from the Penguin Press.

The Principles of Uncertainty, by Maira Kalman