(not That You Asked): Rants, Exploits, And Obsessions

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(not That You Asked): Rants, Exploits, And Obsessions

by Steve Almond

Random House Publishing Group | July 8, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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In (Not that You Asked), Steve Almond documents a life spent brawling with the idiot kings of modern culture. He squares off against Sean Hannity on national TV, takes on Oprah Winfrey, nearly gets kidnapped by a reality TV crew, and winds up in Boston, where he quickly enrages the entire population of Red Sox Nation. Amid the carnage, he finds time to celebrate his literary hero, the late Kurt Vonnegut. These are essays the Los Angeles Times has called "rich, fearless [and] cutting."

Praise for (Not that You Asked)

"Refreshingly irreverent . . . absurdly funny."
-The Boston Globe

"[Almond] scores big in every chapter of this must-have collection. Biting humor, honesty, smarts and heart: Vonnegut himself would have been proud."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Taunting, revealing, irreverent, and earnest."
-The New York Times

"Steve Almond has created a distinctive voice and literary persona. Pleasure-obsessed, self-deprecating, horny, hilarious and always dedicated to parsing the messy terrain of the human heart."
-Forward.com

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: July 8, 2008

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812977599

ISBN - 13: 9780812977592

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(not That You Asked): Rants, Exploits, And Obsessions

(not That You Asked): Rants, Exploits, And Obsessions

by Steve Almond

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: July 8, 2008

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812977599

ISBN - 13: 9780812977592

About the Book

From the iconoclastic author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Candyfreak" comes this collection of essays that explores the truly urgent moral dilemmas of our age, such as the consumption of ham for Chanukah.

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In (Not that You Asked), Steve Almond documents a life spent brawling with the idiot kings of modern culture. He squares off against Sean Hannity on national TV, takes on Oprah Winfrey, nearly gets kidnapped by a reality TV crew, and winds up in Boston, where he quickly enrages the entire population of Red Sox Nation. Amid the carnage, he finds time to celebrate his literary hero, the late Kurt Vonnegut. These are essays the Los Angeles Times has called "rich, fearless [and] cutting."

Praise for (Not that You Asked)

"Refreshingly irreverent . . . absurdly funny."
-The Boston Globe

"[Almond] scores big in every chapter of this must-have collection. Biting humor, honesty, smarts and heart: Vonnegut himself would have been proud."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Taunting, revealing, irreverent, and earnest."
-The New York Times

"Steve Almond has created a distinctive voice and literary persona. Pleasure-obsessed, self-deprecating, horny, hilarious and always dedicated to parsing the messy terrain of the human heart."
-Forward.com
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