A revealing biography, but minimally illustrated.
From the publisher:
In this first biography of the great cartoonist, Charles Addams, written with exclusive access to Addam's intimates and his private papers, we finally meet the man behind the fames cartoons and circling rumors. Here is his surprising childhood in New Jersey, the cartoon that offended the Nazis, the friend whose early death Addams long mourned. Here are his wives, the stories behind his most famous--and some of his most private--cartoons, and the Addams whom even his closest friends didn't know. With wit, humor, poignancy, and insight--enhanced by rare family photographs, classic and previously unpublished cartoons, and private drawings--Linda H. Davis paints an engaging and endearing portrait of a marvelous American original.