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Graphic novel based on the author's time spent working on a garbage truck.
Publisher: New York : Abrams ComicArts, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 1613128657 electronic bk
9781613128657 electronic bk
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 741.5973 DER
Characteristics: 1 online resource (244 pages) : chiefly illustrations


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Jun 25, 2017

Shortly after the events described in his book about serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, Derf dropped out of college and took a dirty job hauling trash on a smelly city garbage truck. Years later, Derf wrote this cartoon memoir about his garbage truck days. Sadly, the life of a garbage man is not exactly edge-of-your-seat reading material. Derf tries to cover the extremely thin plot by padding the book with a sprinkling of EPA approved educational facts about North America's ever-growing mountain of trash.

May 12, 2017

Great drawings, but no story to speak of, and misogynistic.

Feb 24, 2017

Very good read. I liked the informational passages more than the storyline, though both were engrossing. Encouraged that some garbage dumps are being converted to solar energy farms.

AL_LESLEY Nov 10, 2016

Sickening and disgusting and disturbing look at our throw away culture, complete disregard for our environment and those who spend their lives picking up after the rest of us. Backderf definitely has his own style that many may not appreciate but this is worth a read.

AL_JOSHUAS Aug 08, 2016

Backderf's unique blend of information and autobiography makes for a wonderful look at the trash habits of humanity.

Cynthia_N May 12, 2016

I don't know how he did it but the author made a graphic novel about trash and made it enjoyable and educational!!

dnlgaghan Mar 23, 2016

A great graphic novel, it combines the humor of a disgusting dead end job with facts about garbage. I've heard about the planned obsolescence and how we as American throw away a lot of stuff but some of the facts were disturbing. Fortunately, the humor (for example throwing roadkill at one another) in the book offsets what is a very somber subject.

kirstd31 Mar 22, 2016

Funny and gross. I enjoyed the history and facts about landfills.

imalibrarian Feb 12, 2016

Brilliant - hilarious - really good. Try it - it's even got the Cleveland flavor going on. I'm a not-so-young librarian and I thought it was terrific.


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