How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less by Sarah Glidden

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A stunningly accomplished debut graphic novel, HOW TO UNDERSTAND ISRAEL IN 60 DAYS OR LESS is Sarah Glidden's charming and funny travel memoir of her trip through Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, Masada and other historic locales, brought to life with lush watercolors in all of their quirky and breathtaking detail. It is also a sensitive, deeply thoughtful and personal examination of a highly charged issue, an account of a journey Sarah never expected to take. Her experience clashes with her preconceived notions again and again, particularly when she tries to take a non-chaperoned excursion into the West Bank. As she struggles to "understand Israel," Sarah is forced to question first her beliefs, then ultimately her own identity.

Sarah Glidden won the prestigious Ignatz Award for "Most Promising New Talent" as well as the Masie Kukoc Award for Comics Inspiration. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies.

 

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Sarah Glidden won the prestigious Ignatz Award for “Most Promising new Talent” in 2008 for her self-published mini-comic version of HOW TO UNDERSTAND ISRAEL…She has also contributed to various collaborative book projects including Syncopated: An Anthology of Non-Fiction Picto-Essays, I Saw You…Comics Inspired by Real-life Missed Connections, and Awesome 2: Awesomer.
 
Published November 21, 2011 by Vertigo. 208 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Comics & Graphic Novels, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Before embarking on her “birthright” tour of Israel, Glidden explained to her non-Jewish boyfriend that “I’m ready to go there and discover the truth behind this whole mess once and for all.

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The Coast

Israel’s Birthright program has been running for 11 years, offering free trips to Israel to young Jewish people around the world.

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Broken Frontier

In How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, Sarah Glidden combines Joe Sacco’s anthropological prowess in Palestine with Marjane Satrapi’s self-introspection in Persepolis to create an honest and poignant account of the challenges of Jewish identity.

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