How do you rate a book of interviews? There's some interesting stuff in here among lots of repetition (of course). I like the interviews with his wife's input the most. She pushes him, pushes his buttons. The answers are richer.
Here's a bit of commentary from an interview in the mid-80s that struck me as being even more relevant in this age of confessional everything and instant information -
"Finally, Harvey Pekar and his comic books seem authentic - and in an age when we learn how to raise children by reading books and find out what the weather is by making a phone call, there's an audience for authentic.
The question is: Does authentic mean real?"