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Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me by Harvey Pekar
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Aug 04, 2012

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Brilliant marriage of subject and author. My disappointment was with the amount of space devoted to broad historical facts, leaving (in my opinion) far too little space for what Pekar does best - telling personal stories. I have a fascination with personal narratives of ideological shifts, and loved hearing about this process in Pekar's raw, smart-as-hell voice. I wish there had been more space devoted to his voice. Mostly I'm just really sad that he's gone. I was so moved to hear about the service for his passing that included replacing "Israel" was "Cleveland" as the land to which Harvey belonged.

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