True Story, Swear to God: Chances Are

True Story Swear to God Chances Are Life is about chances What are the chances of going to a theme park on the other side of the coast and meeting a person who will change your life as you know it What are the chances of this person li

  • Title: True Story, Swear to God: Chances Are
  • Author: Tom Beland
  • ISBN: 9781932051094
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Paperback
  • Life is about chances What are the chances of going to a theme park, on the other side of the coast and meeting a person who will change your life as you know it What are the chances of this person living on the island of San Juan, Puerto Rico, some 9,000 miles from your home in Napa Valley, California What are the chances of a long distance relationship such as thisLife is about chances What are the chances of going to a theme park, on the other side of the coast and meeting a person who will change your life as you know it What are the chances of this person living on the island of San Juan, Puerto Rico, some 9,000 miles from your home in Napa Valley, California What are the chances of a long distance relationship such as this lasting very long If you re California cartoonist Tom Beland and Puerto Rico journalist Lily Garca, well, those chances are pretty good Chances are combines the first four issues of Tom Beland s Eisner nominated autobiographical series True Story, Swear to God A book that deals with the joys of meeting someone by chance and the heartache that comes with distance It covers the humor, anxiety, annoyances and paranoia found in every relationship.

    One thought on “True Story, Swear to God: Chances Are”

    1. A sweet story about how two people meet. A chance encounter. Hence the title.It's great how we get to see things from the perspectives of both the guy and the girl as events unfold.Regardless, I still hate Tom Beland's font choice.

    2. If this book wasn't autobiographical, I'd criticize it for being too unbelievable. A Napa Valley cartoonist and a Puerto Rican radio personality meet while they're on an assignment in Disney World. They start a long-distance relationship, hit a ton of comical bumps, and eventually get married. It's the implausible situations that sets this book apart from other autobio romances. Let's face it - our love stories, despite how we see them, are usually pretty standard. Reading about Tom and Lilly is [...]

    3. OH man, this story is just soooooooo sweet and winning that I just couldn't help but love it. Look it's not epic deep work or is it, traversing love and chasing happiness are epic anyway it's not like you're reading about somebody getting cancer or a story about poverty but that's just peachy because we need all types of stories. And this is just the kind of REAL fairy tale kind of romance that fills you with "Aw" and hope that you to will meet your ever so special soul mate.Some readers may fin [...]

    4. This is a very sweet and romantic story about a man and a woman falling in love, told from the man's perspective. I really liked it because the author is soooo in love and so romantic and so up front about that. In this society we are told that only women are romantics, that men aren't romantic or only do romantic things in order to please women, but this guy is so into this woman he is in love with. It's really beautifal, without being sappy. I like the way the drawings are very cartoon-ish. Th [...]

    5. So well done! A beautiful, hysterical story of two opposites meeting in a chance of fate, two completely different worlds colliding and finding love when it is least expected. I laughed out loud continuously, relating both to the male and female character. She's a feisty Puerto Rican woman and he's a scared artist. Who knew a graphic novel could be so amazing. Glad Beland shared his true story of love with the world. Through pictures and witty words, he defined fate. Bravo!

    6. One of my favorite graphic novels. It's sweet, funny and romantic and proves that comic books aren't just folks in spandex running around hitting each other (not that I don't love them, too).Beland chronicles the beginning stage of his romance with the woman, Lily, who soon becomes the most important person in his life.

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