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How to Understand Israel in 60 Days Or Less
How to Understand Israel in 60 Days Or Less | Sarah Glidden
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A graphic memoir chronicles the author's Israeli government-sponsored trip through Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, and Masada and a non-chaperoned trip into the West Bank.
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GatheringBooks
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#AnglophileApril Day 12: Sarah Glidden is a Jewish-American born in Boston. This memoir is an account of her experience doing a free “birthright trip” to Israel with Melissa, another Jewish-American friend from New York. This graphic memoir shows how fear builds walls, until they become insurmountable, fed by #paranoid individuals and funds provided by well-meaning businessmen who thrive on war and discontent. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-fh6

Reviewsbylola I‘m always on the lookout for graphic novels I‘ll actually like. This looks good! 8mo
Mdargusch So interesting this is a graphic novel. 8mo
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Avidreader25
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This graphic novel follows one woman‘s travels with a tour group through Israel in 2007. I thought the subject matter was fascinating, but the negative and combative attitude of the author (and main character) was exhausting.

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JulietteGF
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In this graphic travelogue, the author recounts her 60-day trip Birthright trip to Israel. This book was interesting, but I honestly prefer the work by Guy Delisle and Joe Sacco on the subject of Israel, mainly because Sarah Glidden comes across as very judgemental, which actually does a disservice to her arguments...

Avidreader25 I felt the same! I‘ll have to check out the other authors you mentioned. 11mo
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EvieBee
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This is a deceptively “slim” graphic memoir and travelogue. The subject matter was so dense! I don‘t even know if I totally understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict any better, but it was still a good read. 🚌🚌🚌

#graphicmemoir

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EvieBee
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Loving this so far! On chapter 3 and already learning so much about “the conflict.” #GraphicMemoir

Lindy An outstanding graphic travel memoir! After you've finished it, if you want to see my review it's here: https://lindypratch.blogspot.ca/2011/03/how-to-understand-israel-in-60-days-or.h... 2y
LauraBrook I learned a lot from that one too! (Please don't ask me about it, though, I have a Swiss cheese brain.) 2y
Kelly Make sure you read her follow up too. 🙂 2y
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EvieBee @Lindy Ooh! I love reviews! I‘ll be sure to check it out when I finish. 2y
EvieBee @LauraBrook Haha! You and me both! 😂 2y
EvieBee @Kelly Oooh! Had no idea there was a follow up! ✅ 2y
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charl08
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New from the library (and also, a new copy:-)

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Zoe_reads_books
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Enjoying excellent beer while reading an excellent graphic memoir about the author's birthright trip to Israel. Also, if anyone has read any good, non biased books about the Israel/Palestinian conflict I'd love some recommendations!

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Lindseyastin
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I saw Sarah Glidden do a panel on comics journalism with Joe Sacco at Small Press Expo and kept meaning to read this book and so glad I finally did.

BestOfFates Envious! 3y
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GatheringBooks
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A Friday Night Indulgence - my PhD supervisee finally cleared her oral defense (viva) on leisure reading practices of 10-11 year old children in Singapore - with No Further Amendments required to the thesis. To say that I am relieved and ecstatic would be an understatement. Hence, a graphic novel celebration matched with molten chocolate cake is in order. My third PhD supervisee has now successfully completed her degree.

thebookmagpie Oh my god it looks so good 3y
Cinfhen Congrats 🎉food looks DELISH 3y
TrishB Woohoo 👍 3y
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Litlady Yay!! 👏👏👏 Perfect choice for a reward‼️ 😋😃 3y
BestOfFates Looks so good! 3y
Suet624 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3y
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Lindseyastin
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Excited to get into my Free Comic Book Day reads!

BestOfFates Hope you enjoy it and I didn't lead you astray! 3y
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LA_Mead
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Ooh! Bonus find--I picked up a copy of this at a chapters the other day and saw that it was signed! My inner book nerd is pleased that it's signed. (This is what I'm reading next.)

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bookishlove31
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I really liked this graphic novel. The drawings are nice and enjoyable to look at and Sarah Glossen is a talented storyteller. I found it very informative wrt the birthright tours. I give it 9 of 10 stars because of the tiny ALL-CAPS font. That made it hard af to read. Like who okay'ed that?

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Chelsibno
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I read Glidden's graphic memoir for my time traveling book club, and really enjoyed it. I learned a lot about the ongoing conflict and the history behind it. Glidden's illustrations and writing unfolds in a natural way that welcomes readers in. #2017Book6 #timetravelingbookclub #bookclub

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ReadingsByTheC
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I enjoyed this one. It was a good place to start on my journey of learning more about this conflict. Thanks to @Alicia for recommending to me.

Alicia @ReadingsByTheC I am so glad you liked it!! 😊😊 3y
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Jokila
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Culturally Jewish but politically liberal, Glidden sympathizes with Palestine & does her own pre-trip research, expecting to be assaulted by pro-Israel propaganda. She is, but she's also surprised by the connections she makes to people who believe the opposite as her. A careful examination of both sides, in a lovely muted watercolor palette, this memoir beautifully connects her personal experience to some universal truths of human history

MrBook Great pic! Nice review too! 3y
Jokila Thank you @MrBook 🙂 3y
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