I first read this when I was 14, and I thought it was the funniest thing I'd ever seen. Years later, I still think it's great. The bitterness, eye for detail, and--above all--truthfulness of the cartoons is amazing and are all reasons why the book is so funny. I love the whole "Life in Hell" series by Groening, but I think this one is the funniest; it's my favorite. Do yourself a favor and buy this.