In 2005, Pekar penned one of his greatest efforts yet, The Quitter. Just like American Splendor, The Quitter is a nonfiction account of the authors life; only this time, his focus was on his rough and tumble youth. As a habitual quitter of things he feared too challenging, be it school or the Navy, Pekar found himself good at nothing except getting in fights. Today, Andrea Greenbaum, Associate Professor of English at Barry University, will discuss the book during the fourth installment of her five-part series, Modern Marvels: Jewish Adventures in the Graphic Novel. The free lecture takes place at 1 p.m. at the Broward County Main Library (6th floor, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale). For more information call 954-357-7443.
Sun., Oct. 12, 2008