By Michael Cohen

ISBN-10: 1922120928

ISBN-13: 9781922120922

during this essay assortment, Michael Cohen tells us approximately his shock stumble upon with the is still of Frida Kahlo, approximately his father’s homicide, and approximately his son’s shut shave with demise at the street. His matters should be as typical as golf with shut buddies, novice astronomy, birding, or studying to fly on the age of sixty. yet he asks tricky questions about how we're grounded in area and time, how we're plagued by our names, how a fit individual can develop into a hypochondriac, and the way we would commune with the useless. And all through he measures, compares and translates his reviews during the lens of six many years of analyzing. The instruments of the writer’s exchange fascinate him as do eateries in his small collage city, male costume conduct, American roads, and roadside shrines. He lives at the Blood River in Kentucky whilst 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 interesting nuggets of information and vigorous tests of 1000s of books, in addition to an entire life’s worthy of considerate rumination on time, love, travel, and family, in addition to what it potential 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 recognize and may get yours. Michael Cohen is a publication rat, now not a ebook snob. For him, the pleasures of the booklet are tactile and auditory in addition to mental and philosophical. The essays in a spot to learn tackle power plate-lunch mixtures in western Kentucky, the tuxedo as male uniform, the golfing path as locus of friendship and humor, and Baptist theological responses to Day of the useless practices in Michoacán, as well as extra strictly literary matters.
– Ann Neelon, editor of New Madrid

Michael Cohen has given us a set 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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