Some of the most gemutliche, warmest pieces in the collection feature characters from Pekar's VA hospital days.
I found the Pekar books to be like peanuts - I kept wanting more and more and hate to finish one - unless I have another ready to read.
As story after story unravels, we see a man of above average intellect confronting everyday problems most of us confront every day.
If you have never read any of Harvey Pekar's work you should NOT start with this anthology. I loved the movie and wanted to experience some of his comics, so I picked this... Read morePublished 8 months ago by John S. Gurney
I love the movie but probably because I am a big Paul Giammati fan. I was never a huge comic fan but this is kinda cool because the author takes an interesting perspective of... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Matthew F. Kahn
I like the American Splendor anthologies. I have two. The stories are often short and not much happens in them. They are just little glimpses at life. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Djsurrich
This is a lot of what Pekar is about. I think you get it or you do not. The point is it is all there for you.Published 21 months ago by Rusty R
This writer shares a wide range of his inner and outer life. I enjoy the varied artist's pens who contributed images.
Worth reading more.
The content is fine, I enjoyed it. However, the print quality is not so good. In some places it looks like a copy of a copy, the text is hard to decipher and the visuals are... Read morePublished on May 13, 2010 by Gyrofrog
Nice comic book. Maybe sometimes the arts are a little bit overwhelming cause of lack of colors. But still ok.Published on February 27, 2009 by P. Aleksandra
This was fantastic and everything I expected. I was familiar with Pekar from his appearances on Letterman in the 80s and could not locate the graphic novellas at that time. Read morePublished on July 8, 2008 by J. Hinton