Saturday Night

Paperback | August 16, 2011

bySusan Orlean

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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 Afterword by the author.

Twenty years ago, before she wrote The Orchid Thief or was hailed as “a national treasure” by The Washington Post, Susan Orlean was a journalist with a question: What makes Saturday night so special? To answer it, she embarked on a remarkable journey across the country and spent the evening with all sorts of people in all sorts of places—hipsters in Los Angeles, car cruisers in small-town Indiana, coeds in Boston, the homeless in New York, a lounge band in Portland, quinceañera revelers in Phoenix, and more—to chronicle the one night of the week when we do the things we want to do rather than the things we need to do. The result is an irresistible portrait of how Saturday night in America is lived that remains.

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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 Afterword by the author.Twenty years ago, before she wrote The Orchid Thief or was haile...

Susan Orlean has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1992. She is the author of seven books, including The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin. Visit her online at SusanOrlean.com and Twitter.com/SusanOrlean.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.44 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:August 16, 2011Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1451660987

ISBN - 13:9781451660982

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“Amusing and informative . . . Orlean has a nearly unerring ear and eye for the pithy and the illuminating.” —David Finkle, Chicago Tribune