New York: Viking Press, 1993. Quarto, original pictorial paper boards, blue pictorial endpapers, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Color illustrations throughout text. Signed by Maira Kalman on the title page. Short closed tear to top of jacket spine.
First edition of Maira Kalman’s whimsical career guide, a meditation on the ongoing search for “your job. Your work. Your it. Your you.” (The title is coffee shop slang for “chicken soup to go.”) Kalman includes profiles of a composer, a doorman, a performance artist, a short-order cook, an astronomer, a photographer, a firefighter, a barber, an architect, and herself, among others. A near-fine signed copy.