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.
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 […]
Life back then was sometimes as pointy as a Victorian settee without decorative pillows.
One man’s opinion about writers and writing.