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American Widow

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On September 10 2001 Eddie Torres started his dream job at Cantor Fitzgerald in the North Tower of the World Trade Center The next morning he said goodbye to his 7½ months pregnant wife Alissa and headed out the doorIn an instant Alissa's world was thrown into chaos Forced to deal with unimaginable challenges Alissa sud I love David Cross' bit on Shut Up You Fucking Baby where he talks about the woman who works at New York New York Casino in Vegas who was overly devastated on 911 because she works just down the street from the fake world trade center That could've been me not me She cried There are a lot of people who weren't really affected by 911 and despite the vow of their bumper stickers to never forget uickly did They also love to talk about where they were and what they were doing and how they know someone who knows someone who lived in New Yorkworked at the World Trade Center Those people for the most part are the people I've talked about 911 with I wasn't there Yes I remember where I was Yes it was insane But I was safe and sound in dumb ol' Dallas TX and so like most people who were nowhere near Manhattan on that day I went to work Time did not stand still where I was Maybe this is why I can't get enough of hearing people who were actually there talk about their experience Which is why I bought this book This poor young women was newly wed newly pregnant and on September 11th newly widowed Wow I thought This is gonna be good I may even cry Wrong In Torres' defense maybe she wasn't trying to make anyone cry Maybe her goal was to talk about how she met her husband at a bar how romantic wasn't really sure she should have even married him got annoyed at all the attention she received as a pregnant 911 widow and then bitch about how hard it was to deal with inept grief counselors and governmental agencies put in place to disperse funds to survivors and their family members Aside from not really liking Allison her story was all over the fucking place To me it felt as though she had taken a bunch of notes in preparation for the book which is of a short story and then not knowing how to put them all together cohesively she just decided to shit them out in no particular order Just so I don't sound completely heartless before this review ends I will say that there were parts that were really insightful and tragic and moving But if this book hadn't been in the form of a graphic novel and wasn't so full of kick ass artwork I'd never have finished it

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Denly found herself cast into the role of 911 widow tossed into a storm of bureaucracy politics patriotism mourning consolation and soon enough motherhoodBeautifully and thoughtfully illustrated American Widow is the affecting account of one woman's journey through shock pain birth and rebirth in the aftermath of a great I'm not sure what the point of this book is I can understand her need to write it as a means toward resolution and I can understand the publisher's angle in publishing a graphic novel about September 11 2001 but I'm not sure what a reader is intended to get out of it I don't particularly sympathize with the author or completely understand her and I'm not sure why she would want someone to read this story What did she want the reader to feel Did she even try to produce emotion or encourage empathy I also wonder what inspires someone to write a comic book but not illustrate it And why her child was so absent from the pages Willa Cathers Short Fiction journey through shock pain birth and rebirth in the aftermath of a great I'm not sure what the point of this book is I can understand her need to write it as a means toward resolution and I can understand the publisher's angle in publishing a graphic novel about September 11 2001 but I'm not sure what a reader is intended to get out of it I don't particularly sympathize with the author or completely understand her and I'm not sure why she would want someone to read this story What did she want the reader to feel Did she even try to produce emotion or encourage empathy I also wonder what inspires someone to write a comic book but not illustrate it And why her child was so absent from the pages

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Tragedy It is also the story of a young couple's love affair how a Colombian immigrant and a strong minded New Yorker met fell in love and struggled to fulfill their dreams Above all American Widow is a tribute to the resilience of the human heart and the very personal story of how one woman endured a very public traged So I was wondering when I'd come across a graphic novel that wasn't about a social misfit and here it is I realized this on page 12 when we meet Alissa and her revealing clubbing attire The story that follows is of a tender enviable romance The American Dream is coming true for this couple a fixer upper in the burbs a bun in the oven a well paying job in finance Their world begins to all apart when he loses his job yawn And then 911 happensPost 911 Alissa comes across as greedy and self important She rarely mentions the baby who I would think is the cause of many of her financial worries Instead her dog is the subject of a series of affectionate drawingsThe last straw for me is the closing scene I won't spoil the ending but I will say as a female working homeowner I do not have cash to travel by airplane Sorry Alissa but your life is not as bad as you appear to think Sungyoon your illustrations are wonderful and I look forward to seeing your work with a thoughtful storyline

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