Alan’s War: The Memories of G.I. Alan Cope

Episode 7

Johnny, Frankie and Dennis review Alan’s War, as written and illustrated by Emmanuel Guibert. In this episode we discuss how the author makes you feel like your sitting with a grandparent while listening to their stories (for better or for worse); the omnipotent power your great aunt has to pull you out of boot camp; the loneliness of serving abroad; the honesty Alan has with Emmanuel in telling his story; chubby folks and the beautiful people who date them; and how Henry Miller helped reconnected Alan to his old friends.

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Featured music:

Songe d’Automne by Latche Swing
Tonight Will Be Fine (Leonard Cohen cover) by The Walkmen

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