Charlie the Tuna, France, the film Hugo, and a salad dressing recipe. All that and then some in my essay about Adam Gopnik’s The Table Comes First.
New essay/book review on Bookslut today. Nobody is immune to healthcare woes or the lure of Maine…a brief excerpt below: It’s no secret that the state of health care in […]
My review of Simon Sebag Montefiore’s book Jerusalem: The Biography is now published on Bookslut.com If you are interested in additional resources or have questions about the region, please send me […]
Though I review books, I often am not convivial about book recommendations myself. Often, books are praised too quickly, when they are basking in the warm days of their launch, […]
Originally published in American Book Review, December/January 2011 Books reviewed: In Envy Country by Joan Frank, University of Notre Dame Press, 2010 and Feeding Strays by Stefanie Freele, Lost Horse Press, 2009. […]
As an NBCC book critic, there are things I do before critiquing a book: I read the book; I try to hear the author speak or read his or her […]
In lieu of a blog post, go to Bookslut, where you can (and should!) read my latest book review on Geoff Dyer’s essay collection, Otherwise Known as the Human Condition.
American Book Review (with the kind assistance of Thomas Williams) recently published my combination book review of two short story collections: Feeding Strays by Stefanie Freele and In Envy Country […]
Every time I pick up this pencil, which is often, as I like to scribble in the books I read, I think of the author, Rodes Fishburne. Rodes gave out […]
Joe Sacco takes us through the Occupied Palestinian Territories during the first intifada against Israel in his comic documentary penned during that same time. From the Green Line and back, […]