American Splendor: Unsung Hero

American Splendor: Unsung Hero

American Splendor: Unsung Hero


Alternate name:
American Splendor: Unsung Hero 2002


Harvey Pekar

Action, Adventure, Superhero


Few authors are able to capture an honest snapshot of everyday life the way Harvey Pekar can. From ruminations on jazz musicians to back problems and traffic tickets, Pekar writes in a clear, unsentimental voice that not only explores the mundane, but celebrates it as well. This time out, Pekar focuses his sharp literary eye on Robert McNeill, an ordinary man whos lived an extraordinary life. McNeill recounts his time spent as a G.I. in Vietnam, on a tour through that surreal and horrific landscape that even now, thirty years later, were struggling to define. Unsung Hero is a tale of cynicism and endurance, tempered by McNeills distinct sense of humor and Pekars touching wit.