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By Michael Cohen

ISBN-10: 1922120928

ISBN-13: 9781922120922

during this essay assortment, Michael Cohen tells us approximately his shock stumble upon with the continues to be of Frida Kahlo, approximately his father’s homicide, and approximately his son’s shut shave with loss of life at the road. His topics should be as common as golf with shut associates, novice astronomy, birding, or studying to fly on the age of sixty. yet he asks tough questions about how we're grounded in area and time, how we're tormented by our names, how a fit individual can become a hypochondriac, and the way we would commune with the useless. And all through he measures, compares and translates his studies throughout the lens of six many years of interpreting. The instruments of the writer’s alternate fascinate him as do eateries in his small collage city, male gown behavior, American roads, and roadside shrines. He lives at the Blood River in Kentucky while he's not within the Tucson Mountains.

Michael Cohen’s essays at the interpreting lifestyles are a treat to learn. cozy, own, wide-ranging, they include attention-grabbing nuggets of information and energetic checks of 1000's of books, in addition to a complete life’s worthy of considerate rumination on time, love, travel, and family, in addition to what it ability to be, almost existentially, a reader.
– Christina Thompson, Editor, Harvard Review

Anyone who has pounded the pavement promoting The nice Books of the Western World in fifty four volumes and lived to inform will get my timeless admire and will get yours. Michael Cohen is a booklet rat, now not a e-book snob. For him, the pleasures of the e-book are tactile and auditory in addition to mental and philosophical. The essays in a spot to learn tackle strength plate-lunch combos in western Kentucky, the tuxedo as male uniform, the golfing direction as locus of friendship and humor, and Baptist theological responses to Day of the useless practices in Michoacán, as well as extra strictly literary topics.
– Ann Neelon, editor of New Madrid

Michael Cohen has given us a suite of non-public retrospectives that deserve a spot within the best culture of the yankee essay. every one is in its personal means a touch upon the human scenario, filtered via a private optic that's either subtle and erudite.  a laugh, hugely own, insightful, they’ll make you smile, smirk, frown, and gasp, yet they’ll by no means bore.  I promise.
– E. A. Allen, writer of the Montclaire Mysteries

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