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“Sublime . . . Kalman’s elegantly witty and at times melancholy narrative runs arm in arm with her unmistakable paintings on a serendipitous romp through the history of the world.” —Vanity Fair
 
“Wildly original . . . there’s nothing else even remotely like it . . . This hilarious, wise, and deeply moving volume [is] the ultimate picture book for grown-ups.” —O Magazine
 
Maira Kalman paints her highly personal worldview in this inimitable combination of image and text


An irresistible invitation to experience life through a beloved artist''s psyche, The Principles of Uncertainty is a compilation of Maira Kalman''s New York Times columns. Part personal narrative, part documentary, part travelogue, part chapbook, and all Kalman, these brilliant, whimsical paintings, ideas, and images - which initially appear random - ultimately form an intricately interconnected worldview, an idiosyncratic inner monologue.

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“Sublime . . . Kalman’s elegantly witty and at times melancholy narrative runs arm in arm with her unmistakable paintings on a serendipitous romp through the history of the world.”  Vanity Fair
 
“Wildly original . . . there’s nothing else even remotely like it . . . This hilarious, wise, and deeply moving volume [is] the ultimate picture book for grown-ups.”  O Magazine
 
“An odd treasure.” — Ariel Levy, The New York Times Book Review
 
“Within this work, as much literary as artistic, one finds the assurance (the certainty!) that the human condition is inescapable but not insurmountable.” — The New York Observer
 
“In her distinctive, muscularly whimsical paintings with sad-funny handwritten annotations, Kalman encounters, well, everything . . . More personal than much of her previous work, the book is simultaneously idiosyncratic and universal. And utterly lovable.” — Culture + Travel
 
“This is a unique, warmly intelligent book for the enjoyment of artists, writers and anyone who delights in works of genuine imagination.” — L.K. Hanson, Minnesota Star Tribune
 
“My absolute favorite book of recent memory: an exquisite and delightful and peculiarly illustrated memoir about . . . well, the search for the meaning of life. I will be giving this book to everyone I know.”  — Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

About the Author

Maira Kalman is an illustrator, an author, and a designer. She is the author of  And the Pursuit of Happiness,  The Principles of Uncertainty, Beloved Dog, and Cake. She is the illustrator of Michael Pollan''s  Food Rules and the bestselling edition of William Strunk and E. B. White''s  The Elements of Style. Kalman''s work is shown at the Julie Saul Gallery in Manhattan.

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meeah
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The rewards & revelations of uncertainty.
Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2016
This is an irresistibly charming book. The quirky art & the naked perplexity of the author as she confronts life—its tragedies & its mitigating, if bittersweet pleasures--is honest and down-to-earth. Kalman reminds me a lot of Lynda Barry. Neither artist is concerned about... See more
This is an irresistibly charming book. The quirky art & the naked perplexity of the author as she confronts life—its tragedies & its mitigating, if bittersweet pleasures--is honest and down-to-earth. Kalman reminds me a lot of Lynda Barry. Neither artist is concerned about looking or sounding profound or sophisticated. They both respond to the world the way we all do when we strip away our pretensions and our intellectualism and admit our ignorance, our fallibility, our wonder, and our fear. Approach this book in the same spirit and it will work its magic on you, too.
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Carrie
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Meh...
Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2021
Had a lot of great reviews.
It was just ‘okay’ for me. More of an art book, than anything, and not super interesting.
However, books are books, and what wasn’t great for me, might speak to you.
Still, I think the money could have been better spent.
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One of my all time favorite books
Reviewed in the United States on January 20, 2011
I can''t believe I didn''t review this previously, as I''ve reviewed other books of Maira''s and this may well be my favorite - certainly it was my first of her adult books. When I opened it in the bookstore I was so enchanted I bought it without even checking the price! I only... See more
I can''t believe I didn''t review this previously, as I''ve reviewed other books of Maira''s and this may well be my favorite - certainly it was my first of her adult books. When I opened it in the bookstore I was so enchanted I bought it without even checking the price! I only knew I couldn''t wait to take it home and I did and then I bought 3 more and have given them to special people who deserve them. Not everyone you know deserves Maira Kalman, certainly not everyone I know does, but those who do will know you love them when you hand over this delightful book. I''ve said it before, I''ll say it again, it''s like having a wonderful friend to share thoughts and points of view and oddments that no one else but you and and she will ever notice. I don''t know how someone creates work that appeals to so many, and yet feels so personal to each of us. A true treasure, long may she paint and stitch and see and collect, and love and share all of those things with the rest of us.
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A. Bookbinder
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A Go-To For When You''re Feeling Low
Reviewed in the United States on August 6, 2018
Maira Kalman''s book has the same quality as all of the things she captures with it (great works of literature, a walk down the street, a particularly smart hat, ...), all rolled into one surprisingly upbeat book. The artwork is fantastic; Ms. Kalman is a well-respected... See more
Maira Kalman''s book has the same quality as all of the things she captures with it (great works of literature, a walk down the street, a particularly smart hat, ...), all rolled into one surprisingly upbeat book. The artwork is fantastic; Ms. Kalman is a well-respected illustrator for a reason. The surprise comes from the easy quality of her writing, equal parts conversational and formally pedigreed. Good stuff. The Principles of Uncertainty is a welcome antidote to the way the world feels these days --makes me feel better, anyways.
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Sulin Lau
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Celebrates the Magic in the Everyday
Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2010
Maria Kalman isn''t just a genius. She''s the best kind of genius there is. The painter-illustrator-storyteller widow of Colors magazine founder Tibor Kalman is precisely the kind of person you''d imagine as your fantasy next door neighbour. Someone who... See more
Maria Kalman isn''t just a genius. She''s the best kind of genius there is.

The painter-illustrator-storyteller widow of Colors magazine founder Tibor Kalman is precisely the kind of person you''d imagine as your fantasy next door neighbour.

Someone who thinks nothing of wearing feathery pink hats on warm summer days. Who invites you over for gingerbread biscuits and music. And tells you why she''s had a lifelong crush on Abraham Lincoln. Her simple illustrations and seemingly random observations about grass, fresh pickles, the weather or ruffled collars are so dense with energy and joy they force you to take quiet pauses in between pages.

Whether you flip through her books, or follow her "visual column" in the New York Times […], you can''t help but look at the world a little differently. You may even spot a few more butterflies and ladybugs than you''re used to.

My favorite page in "Principles of Uncertainty" is this:

''On the wall was a dress i embroidered. It said "Ich habe genug", which is a Bach cantata. Which i once thought meant "I''ve had it, I can''t take it anymore". But I was wrong.
It means, "I HAVE enough".
Which is utterly true. I happen to be alive. End of discussion.
(But i will go out a buy a hat).''
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Diane U
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the author offers us a way to capture fleeting moments of joy in a world where sorrow often lies not far ...
Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2015
This is an extraordinary book. Through the unusual medium of seemingly simple but powerful pictures and small pithy segments of text, the author offers us a way to capture fleeting moments of joy in a world where sorrow often lies not far beneath the surface. Kalman brings... See more
This is an extraordinary book. Through the unusual medium of seemingly simple but powerful pictures and small pithy segments of text, the author offers us a way to capture fleeting moments of joy in a world where sorrow often lies not far beneath the surface. Kalman brings us into her special universe of oddities, the honey cake with which her family celebrates holidays, her oddball box collection, hats people wear, bizarre hairdos. She invites us to make our own serendipitous mental collection as a distraction from discord or sorrow. In some ways we already do that in our family, pick out the bizarre moments in daily life, but Kalman expands those moments into a program for living: We humans are special, even in our frailty.
I immediately bought 4 more copies as gifts for those close friends and family members who have the gift of gentle humor and quirky observation.
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Phyllis
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Maira Kalman is fabulous!
Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2019
Maira''s words and drawings are unique and memorable. I have become a big fan of her work. Check out Maira''s children''s books...very creative and educational.
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Stephanie Salveter
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Such a lovely artist!
Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2020
Maira Kalman has been a favorite of mine for a long time, starting with "Oh la la, Max in Love." Her paintings/illustrations are so quirky and fun and this journal is fun to pick up and read through - I read through once then picked it up again to start reading once a month.
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Diane U
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Easy to share in once you know where to look
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 14, 2015
This is an extraordinary little book of visual thoughts that is so positive and so thoughtful that I immediately started ordering it for daughters and close friends, those who I know would share the quirky view and get a morale boost from the beauty of oddball little...See more
This is an extraordinary little book of visual thoughts that is so positive and so thoughtful that I immediately started ordering it for daughters and close friends, those who I know would share the quirky view and get a morale boost from the beauty of oddball little things. The book is neither soppy nor sentimental nor facile. It''s starting point is grief, implied but not dwelt on, and recovery is in the unexpected in the ordinary. Easy to share in once you know where to look. I expect to dip into this book time and again when I need a boost.
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My mom loved it for it''s whimsey
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 22, 2015
I came upon this book by chance when reading an article about the author/artist. It seemed right up my mum''s alley so I bought it for her. My mom loved it for it''s whimsey, thoughts, art etc. So much so that she''s bought copies for me and my sister.
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Angie
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My favourite book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 18, 2013
I loved this book so much that I bought it again as a gift for my friend as I wanted to share it! Maira Kalman''s work and thoughts are an absolute inspiration - I have since bought other titles in her name.
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Jennifer A.
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A book that riverine should read would make a lovely gift
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 18, 2021
Thoughtful insightful great drawings Thought provoking A book to dip in and out of
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 29, 2018
A wonderful book
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