Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me

Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me

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Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me by Harvey Pekar, JT Waldman

In Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me, one of the final graphic memoirs from the man who defined the genre, Harvey Pekar explores what it means to be Jewish and what Israel means to the Jews. Pekar's mother was a Zionist by way of politics, his father by way of faith, and he inevitably grew up a staunch supporter of Israel. But as he became attuned to the wider world, Pekar began to question his parents' most fundamental beliefs.

This book is the full account of that questioning. Over the course of a single day in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, Pekar and the illustrator JT Waldman wrestle with the mythologies passed down to them, weaving a personal and historical odyssey of uncommon wit and power. With an epilogue written by Joyce Brabner, Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me is an es-
sential book for fans of Harvey Pekar and anyone interested in the past and future of the Jewish state.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809094820
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 07/03/2012
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Harvey Pekar is best known for his graphic autobiography, American Splendor, which was based on his long-running comic-book series and was adapted into a film of the same name. He died in 2010. JT Waldman is an artist, interactive designer, and comic-book creator. He is the author and illustrator of the graphic novel Megillat Esther. He lives in Philadelphia. Joyce Brabner is an award-winning author of graphic books. She frequently collaborated with her late husband, Harvey Pekar, on his American Splendor series. She lives in Cleveland.

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Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very informative, well researched, and fair study of the Israel of our (Pekar's) generation. Read it for a much less biased look at the subject than one might expect. Keep an open mind and learn from this informative book (about Israel) as opposed to what you know solely from political rhetoric.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They should change the title to "Not the World My Parents Promised Me" or even "Not the Life I Wanted or what the heck - Deserved". Would you like some cheese with your whine? Why are you in the States if you care about Israel so much? Move there and make it a better place.