Free ↠ Rolling Blackouts By Sarah Glidden – Submitsites.info

Free ↠ Rolling Blackouts  By Sarah Glidden – Submitsites.info When I think of comics journalism, I think of Joe Sacco Incisive, self deprecating, personal, honest about his limitations No romanticizing the places, the people, respectful of sources as appropriate Rolling Blackouts is new generation comics journalism, but with similar characteristics Glidden is not a journalist, or wasn t, really, but she went along for the ride with some young journalist friends, Sarah, Alex, Jessica and Dan, an Iraq war vet who had just formed their own collective to When I think of comics journalism, I think of Joe Sacco Incisive, self deprecating, personal, honest about his limitations No romanticizing t trying to think of someway to word how important this book has touched me without immediately erasing, then re typing, then erasing, because these emotions are too raw for me to convey in such a form I was pretty lukewarm on Sarah Glidden s last book, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, so I wasn t expecting too much from this one I m happy to report that it exceeded my expectations dramatically In Rolling Blackouts, some independent journalist friends of Glidden head to Iraq and Syria to report on the post Iraq War situation in those countries, particularly as it concerns refugees Glidden comes along to report on their reporting, and this book is the result It s very valuable b I was pretty lukewarm on Sarah Glidden s last book, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, so I wasn t expecting too much from this one I m happy to report that it exceeded my expectations dramatically In Rolling Blackouts, some independent journalist friends of Glidden head to Iraq and Syria to report on the post Iraq War situation in those countries, particularly as it concerns refugees Glidden comes along to report on their reporting, and this book is the result It s very valuable both as a snapshot of what parts of Iraq and Syria looked like at this time around 2010, if I m not mistaken and as an examination of what it takes to be a journalist in this day and age How do you report on stories truthfully yet still figure out how to spin them so news outlets will pay for them and people will pay attention How do you keep your own expectations from coloring your work If your expectations do end up coloring your work, as sometimes seems inevitable, how do you account for that Also al I made it to 104 pages before I decided to DNF this.While I appreciated what this book was is trying to do, it is an absolute snore fest or at least the parts till I read were There were certain moments understated and powerful in their subtlety but the presence of the ex soldier who compared his time in the military as a time spent with friends having fun took away all and any reason I had to read this Actual people died, the majority of whom the Americans killed, in the Iraqi war and this I made it to 104 pages before I decided to DNF this.While I appreciated what this book was is t Ufff lo acabo de terminar, y me ha parecido incre ble Creo que deber a ser le do por todo el mundo Nos cuenta la experiencia de un grupo de estadounidenses que se desplazaron a Irak y Siria para hablar con desplazados iraqu es y con kurdos que sufrieron la invasi n de Estados Unidos y la posterior guerra civil Y lo hace desde diferentes puntos de vista, ya que en dicho grupo hay periodistas comprometidos en dar a conocer a sus conciudadanos lo que all pas , y tambi n hay un ex marine que Ufff lo acabo de terminar, y me ha parecido incre bl 4.5 Oh how I long for half star increments More later this is complicated and important What is journalism How are stories retold Where do memory and truth meet These are some of the questions explored in this wonderful graphic nonfiction book This is timely read for our times, when there are unprecedented numbers of refugees and displaced people on the planet.The author is not a journalist, but goes along with two journalist friends and a former Marine, as they travel around Turkey, Iraq, and Syria trying to understand the effects of the Iraq War on the people who lived in the What is journalism How are stories retold Where do memory and truth meet These are some of the questions explored i An Intricate Investigation Of How The Reality Of Conflict Gets Filtered Through Personal, Political, And Journalistic NarrativeThis Work Quiet But Challenging, Plain Yet Beautiful Exemplifies Glidden S Skillful, Sensitive Reportage Library Journal Starred ReviewCartoonist Sarah Glidden Accompanies Her Two Friends Reporters And Founders Of A Journalism Non Profit As They Research Potential Stories On The Effects Of The Iraq War On The Middle East And, Specifically, The War S Refugees Joining The Trio Is A Childhood Friend And Former Marine Whose Past Service In Iraq Adds An Unexpected And Sometimes Unwelcome Viewpoint, Both To The People They Come Across And Perhaps Even Themselves.As The Crew Works Their Way Through Turkey, Iraq, And Syria, Glidden Observes The Reporters As They Ask Civilians, Refugees, And Officials, Who Are You Everyone Has A Story To Tell The Iranian Blogger, The United Nations Refugee Administrator, A Taxi Driver, The Iraqi Refugee Deported From The US, The Iraqis Seeking Refuge In Syria, And Even The American Marine.Glidden How To Understand Israel In 60 Days Or Less Records All That She Encounters With A Sympathetic And Searching Eye Painted In Her Trademark Soft, Muted Watercolors And Written With A Self Effacing Humor, Rolling Blackouts Cements Glidden S Place As One Of Today S Most Original Nonfiction Voices. This book is a masterpiece From the thoughtful storyline I will be thinking about this book for a long time and its important subjects to the beautiful, delicate artwork, I was completely won over I hope it wins a Pulitzer. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I rate this book 2.5 because I have mixed feelings about it I was surprised by Glidden s language at times including when she calls Syria a refuge even though millions are fleeing the country On page 225 Sarah S says And like I ve told you, my whole job is that whatever people want to say, they can say it to me I m not going to make them say anything Unless they re big, mean, bad guys And you re not a big, mean, bad guy Yet for most of the book Sarah S has been trying to get Dan to o I rate this book 2.5 because I have mixed feelings about it I was surprised by Glidden s language at times including when she calls Syria a refuge even though millions are fleeing the country On page 225 Sarah S says And like I ve told you, my whole job is that whatever people want to say, they can say it to me I m not going to make them say anything Unless they re big, mean, bad guys And you re not a big, mean, bad guy Yet for most of the book Sarah S has been trying to get Dan to open up On 195 she says if I can get him to embrace some of the uncertainty It s almost as though a denial of the manipulation and agenda pushing side of journalism is essential for the book even as readers witness this occurring On page 230 Sarah S actually talks about how someone changed in a good story and she is upset that she hasn t seen that happen with Dan Dan s opinions are complex and have been from the beginning, and yet Sarah S

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