Books by Harvey Pekar
NPR stories about Harvey Pekar
Critic Michael Schaub offers a sneak peek at some of the most hotly anticipated books of the summer: An Obama bio. A sparkling debut. Thrillers of both the fictional and body-science kind. Even Lincoln is reborn in this season of sun, sand, renewal — and reading.
Heather Roberson's journey to Macedonia is vividly told in the comic-style novel Macedonia, co-written by Harvey Pekar. In a special Postcards, Roberson describes how, despite a peculiar state of peace, the country's young and talented seem set on searching for opportunites elsewhere.
This baker's dozen of picks for the booklovers on your list spans a range from American masters to Mexican pinups, panoramas to punk rock, cartoons to caterpillars. Why ask why? Enjoy!
Graphic novelist Harvey Pekar emerged from obscurity in the surprise film hit American Splendor. His new graphic novel, The Quitter, offers details of Pekar's upbringing in 1950s Cleveland.