A few weeks ago, someone on AW started a thread titled “Never heard of it…read it…loved it” asking about random book purchases where you had no prior knowledge of a title and/or author before spotting and buying a book.

Though not a book, Confessions of a Superhero immediately sprung to mind. I stumbled across it while flipping through DVDs at HMV. I had never heard of it (though it had nice blurbs on the back), but I immediately fell in love with the cover and concept.

I’m not a huge documentary fan, but the idea of a documentary centered around people ho dress up like superheros for tips was kind of enchanting. The documentary turned out to be one of the best video purchases I have ever made. It’s funny, heartbreaking, and oddly uplifting.