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My Kind of Place: Travel Stories from a Woman Whos Been Everywhere
My Kind of Place: Travel Stories from a Woman Whos Been Everywhere by Susan Orlean 0679462937 9780679462934
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My Kind of Place: Travel Stories from a Woman Whos Been Everywhere by Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean has been called a national treasure byThe Washington Postand a kind of latter-day Tocqueville byThe New York Times Book Review. In addition to having written classic articles forThe New Yorker, she was played, with some creative liberties, by Meryl Streep in her Golden Globe Awardwinning performance in the filmAdaptation. Now, inMy Kind of Place, the real Susan Orlean takes readers on a series of remarkable journeys in this uniquely witty, sophisticated, and far-flung travel book. In this irresistible collection of adventures far and near, Orlean conducts a tour of the world via its subcultures, from the heart of the African music scene in Paris to the World Taxidermy Championships in Springfield, Illinoisand even into her own apartment, where she imagines a very famous houseguest taking advantage of her hospitality. With Orlean as guide, lucky readers partake in all manner of armchair activity. They will climb Mt. Fuji and experience a hike most intrepid Japanese have never attempted; play ball with Cubas Little Leaguers, promising young athletes born in a country where baseball and politics are inextricably intertwined; trawl Icelandic waters with Keiko, everyones favorite whale as he tries to make it on his own; stay awhile in Midland, Texas, hometown of George W. Bush, a place where oil time is the only time that matters; explore the halls of a New York City school so troubled its known as Horror High; and stalk caged tigers in Jackson, New Jersey, a suburban town with one of the highest concentrations of tigers per square mile anywhere in the world. Vivid, humorous, unconventional, and incomparably entertaining, Susan Orleans writings forThe New Yorkerhave delighted readers for over a decade.My Kind of Placeis an inimitable treat by one of Americas premier literary journalists.

Author: Susan Orlean

Language: English

Edition: 1ST

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 2004-09-28

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ISBN: 0679462937

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