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The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People - Susan Orlean
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Susan Orlean, New Yorker staff writer and author of The Orchid Thief, has always been drawn to the extraordinary in the ordinary, so when her Esquire editor asked her to profile the child actor Macaulay Culkin using the title "The American Man at Age Ten," she insisted instead on writing about a "typical" kid. The result--one of the 20 profiles drawn from magazines such as Esquire, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone for this collection--is a vivid window into the life of an ordinary and endearing boy from New Jersey who grapples with girls, environmental destruction, and the magical childhood landscape "that erodes from memory a little bit every day." Orlean has two tricks up her sleeve that make her profiles irresistible. First, she's got a mean hook. Take this lead: "Of all the guys who are standing around bus shelters in Manhattan dressed in nothing but their underpants, Marky Mark is undeniably the most polite." Second, she has an uncanny way of drawing her subjects. Bill Blass "is a virtuoso of the high-pitched eyebrow and the fortissimo gasp," while a boxer (the dog kind) wears "the earnest and slightly careworn expression of a small-town mayor." Orlean is a New Yorker herself, and most of her subjects hail from the Big Apple, including such unique personas as a real estate broker who can describe the inside of almost any apartment in the city ("Walking down a Manhattan street with her is a paranormal experience"); Nat, the arts and literature,authors,biographies,education and reference,essays,essays and correspondence,literature and fiction,politics and social sciences,reference and collections,women's studies Women's Studies, Random House Trade Paperbacks

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The bestselling author of The Orchid Thief is back with this delightfully entertaining collection of her best and brightest profiles. Acclaimed New Yorker writer Susan Orlean brings her wry sensibility, exuberant voice, and peculiar curiosities to a fascinating range of subjects--from the well known (Bill Blass) to the unknown (a typical ten-year-old boy) to the formerly known (the 1960s girl group the Shaggs).@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;Passionate people. Famous people. Short people. And one championship show dog named Biff, who from a certain angle looks a lot like Bill Clinton. Orlean transports us into the lives of eccentric and extraordinary characters--like Cristina Sanchez, the eponymous bullfighter, the first female matador of Spain--and writes with such insight and candor that readers will feel as if they've met each and every one of them.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;The result is a luminous and joyful tour of the human condition as seen through the eyes of the writer heralded by the Chicago Tribune as a "journalist dynamo." The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People Orlean, Susan, Random House Trade

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The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People

Now in paperback comes the wonderfully entertaining, bestselling collection of the "New Yorker" writer's brightest profiles. "A voyeur's delight: expertly framed windows into the cosmology of the human experience . . . (these profiles) reintroduce readers to a sense of possibility and help us see the world again."--Diana Abu-Jaber, "Miami Herald."

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780375758638
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0375758631
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsjahr: 2002
Herausgeber: RANDOM HOUSE
336 Seiten
Gewicht: 0,263 kg
Sprache: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9780375758638

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