How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less

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6.5 X 0.7 X 8.8 inches | 1.1 pounds
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About the Author

Sarah Glidden is a graduate of Boston University and lives in Seattle. Her comics have appeared in The Guardian, the Nib, Haaretz, and the Jewish Quarterly. In 2010, Glidden shadowed journalists from The Seattle Globalist as they reported from Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria. Their interviews with refugees and internally displaced people form her second book, Rolling Blackouts.


"A memoir of a trip this left-leaning Jew takes to Israel, determined to have her ideas about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict confirmed. Of course, things turn out more complicated than Glidden had imagined. So do her deceptively simple line drawings... and the thinking that informs the vivid dialogue in a graphic nonfiction novel of subtlety and understated wit." -Entertainment Weekly

"Glidden the storyteller exudes intimacy and warmth--both in her tube watercolors and her sometimes confessional persona...Glidden the knowledge-seeker thinks in much the same way as she paints: forever toward the light."--The Washington Post

"[A] masterful new book of graphic nonfiction."-- VICE

"A primer for those who aren't aware of the complexity of issues and emotions underlying this seemingly interminable strife."-- Kirkus Review

"A surprisingly disarming book--easy to read, and rewarding to contemplate."-- AV Club

"Another enduring take-away is that not only is Israel beautiful but here is an artist who has managed to create something beautiful from something painful and fractured and messy and complicated. Which is a mighty achievement."-- Bookmunch