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The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People

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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…
Saturday Night
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|August 16, 2011

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From Susan Orlean, the bestselling author of The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin , comes a new edition of her first book, a quirky classic of narrative journalism that offers an irresistible portrait of how Saturday night in America is lived—with a new…
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession
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|January 14, 2000

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK   A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered…
The Floral Ghost
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|March 22, 2016

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This one-of-a-kind collaboration between acclaimed author Susan Orlean and celebrated artist Philip Taaffe unites the literary and the visual, the nostalgic and the optimistic, and brings greenery to your bookshelf. Taking inspiration from the rapidly dwindling…
Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend
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|October 9, 2012

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One of the most acclaimed nonfiction books of 2011, Susan Orlean’s New York Times bestseller Rin Tin Tin is “an unforgettable book about the mutual devotion between one man and one dog” ( The Wall Street Journal ). He believed the dog was…
My Kind Of Place: Travel Stories From A Woman Who's Been Everywhere

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Susan Orlean has been called “a national treasure” by The Washington Post and “a kind of latter-day Tocqueville” by The New York Times Book Review . In addition to having written classic articles for The New Yorker , she was played, with…
A Gentle Reign
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|June 27, 2017

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Kwabena Oppong, who is the king and supreme ruler of the African Ashanti tribespeople living in the United States of America, has a throne in his living room. The American Ashanti king is elected every two years from the ranks of an Ashanti social and cultural…
The American Man At Age 10
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|June 27, 2017

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He is old enough to begin imagining that he will someday get married, but at 10 he is still convinced that the best thing about being married will be that he will be allowed to sleep in his clothes. His father once observed that living with Colin was like living…
The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs
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|October 30, 2012

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Only The New Yorker could fetch such an unbelievable roster of talent on the subject of man’s best friend. This copious collection, beautifully illustrated in full color, features articles, fiction, humor, poems, cartoons, cover art, drafts, and drawings from the…
True Stories, Well Told: From the First 20 Years of Creative Nonfiction Magazine

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Creative nonfiction is the literary equivalent of jazz: it’s a rich mix of flavors, ideas, voices, and techniques-some newly invented, and others as old as writing itself. This collection of 20 gripping, beautifully-written nonfiction narratives is as diverse as…
Dogs Rough and Smooth: Foreword by Susan Orlean

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Foreword by Susan Orlean A charming facsimile edition of celebrated British illustrator Lucy Dawson’s 1937 classic collection of highly detailed and loveable drawings of dogs, complete with a cloth spine and ribbon marker—the companion volume to the acclaimed…
Cornbread Nation 7: The Best of Southern Food Writing
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|May 15, 2014

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How does Southern food look from the outside? The form is caught in constantly dueling stereotypes: It’s so often imagined as either the touchingly down-home feast or the heartstopping health scourge of a nation. But as any Southern transplant will tell you once…