Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 288 p.
From the Publisher
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
-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