Toughest Job in the World? Depends On Who You Talk To.

I always heard that running a restaurant was the toughest job in the world and soon learned that was the case. I worked as a laborer on the highways, parked cars at the racetrack, provided direct care to the mentally disabled, was a stock broker, and then I opened Big Fun, my vintage toy store …. but they all pale in comparison to the aggravation of  running a restaurant … it was a very emotional day when I had to let my employess know the diner would be closing. But  then again, I cried when Lassie didn’t come home.”

Steve  Presser, as told to Harvey Pekar in the graphic non-fiction novel Huntingdon, West Virginia “On the Fly” (Villard Trade Paperbacks, New York) 

Steve Presser
Steve Presser

Yes, I’ve seen the film American Splendour based on Mr. Pekar’s life and work

Harvey Pekar (r.) and Paul Giamatti (who portrays Mr. Pekar in the film American Splendour.)
Harvey Pekar (r.) and Paul Giamatti (who portrays Mr. Pekar in the film American Splendour.)

and was curious enough to check out the website by Summer McClinton, the gifted and (presumably) dedicated young woman who supplies the artwork. Obviously she is a woman of many talents. Check it out for yourself at http://summermcclinton.com/

pekar - book cover

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