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In Mid-Air: Points of View from over a Decade

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  • In Mid-Air: Points of View from over a Decade 
    Title: In Mid-Air: Points of View from over a Decade
    Author: GOPNIK ADAM
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 03/10/2019
    Imprint: RIVERRUN (NEW YORK)
    Price: $23.00
    Publishing status: Active

    'Engaging, witty, thoughtful, clever, casual, ebullient, erudite and thoroughly modern' Spectator 'A dazzling talent - hilarious, winning and deft' Malcolm Gladwell IN MID-AIR is a collection of short essays by the acclaimed writer and speaker, Adam Gopnik. Known for his ability to perceive 'the whole world in a grain of sand', he uses this format to take a dizzying range of subjects and intricately explore their meaning to our lives - as people, as citizens and as families. From how he works so that his daughter can have holes in her clothes, to why appropriation is more empowering than oppressing; from French sex to binge-watching TV, from the secret of a happy marriage to why we should mention the war - each topic is illuminated by his erudition and wit. As in their original form on the radio, Gopnik's essays - each one a pleasure garden of wry confessions, self-deprecating asides, wordplay and striking insights - feel like the most intimate of conversations between writer and reader; yet at the same time they capture a public forum of pithy debate and tender persuasion. Above all, IN MID-AIR initiates a sense of wonder in the ordinary that yearns to be shared.

    ISBN: 9781786489241
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