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Best Of American Splendor by Harvey Pekar
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Aug 22, 2012

it was amazing
Read from August 22 to 24, 2012

Read enough Pekar and every day of your life will seem profound. American Splendor is an acquired taste - where some will see fine modern art, others will just as legitimately find it to be dull, plotless oversharing. Personally, I really enjoy the headspace it puts you in. Pekar plays the everyman tax-paying file clerk and neo-haiku graphic poet in his comics as much as he does the jazz critic, intellectual and Letterman-regular cultural icon. Somehow he's both without diminishing either, and none of it feels forced. It's just his life, basically. I've been reading a lot of comics lately and not writing reviews since I somehow don't feel qualified.
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