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15 funny self-portraits of Saroyan

12 Mar 2019

Taking a self-portrait can be a uniquely satisfying and fun experience. And, for Saroyan, it was also a way of not taking himself seriously. "Everybody takes everything seriously. Ask barber for another haircut, and he then got something going for himself persona. He owns a superior way of giving a haircut, he's "a barber, not like those bums who can't keep a job for longer til years." 



"I didn't care about the way I look. So it's like an old hobo in the door of an empty store at daybreak, so what? I don't care, because I knew the truth: I was young, I was handsome, I was a writer, and this is my day." - William Saroyan, Isn't Today That Day, 1964



Here we selected 15 of his most handsome and fun self-portraits. Enjoy!



1. Young Saroyan





2. Suspicious Saroyan





3. Tired Saroyan





4. Hairy Saroyan





5. Amused Saroyan 





6. Angry Saroyan





7. Monday-morning Saroyan





8. Shocked Saroyan





9. Upset Saroyan





10. Messy Saroyan





11. Good hair day





12. Hangover 





13. Trimming needed





14. Still needed





15. Armenian Saroyan