Mary Jane Dean
We All Shat in a Diaper Pail
Art & Memoir
Pages: 88
ISBN: 978-1-940396-34-7
Publication Date: August 2017

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Shat in a Diaper Pail! Charmed by the title, Pressed Wafer knew the book was for us even before we opened it. We quickly learned that Dean’s prose and drawings make autobiography of a high order, funny and heart-tearing.

The painter and subscriber Lucas Reiner sent this email when he finished Dean’s book, “Mary Jane Dean has a really clear and fresh voice. Her tone is so intimate I felt she was right next to me while I read her book.” Our sentiments exactly.

We All Shat in a Diaper Pail bears a one sentence blurb by the artist and writer’s mother, Sarah Dean, “She was always a pretty good kid.” We didn’t press her to say more.

One look at these pages and you’ll know whether or not you agree with us about this exceptional book.

See some of Mary’s work here.