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Over Easy: 04/02/17
Over Easy by Mimi Pond is a graphic novel almost memoir of waitressing in Oakland in the late 1970s. Margaret, born and raised in San Diego gets tired of the hippie art scene and heads north to Oakland for art school.
She gets into a groove drawing the people and things in the diners she haunts. Her drawing leads her to a diner that's ahead of the foodie curve and is run by the weirdest group of people she's ever met. She knows she wants in.
Getting a job at the diner requires telling a dirty joke. Getting a good job at the diner requires back breaking work until someone higher up quits.
It's a quiet, Oakland centered story that takes side glances at the music scene, the fading hippie scene, drugs and sex before the war on the drugs and the start of the HIV epidemic.
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