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The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People

The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People by Susan Orlean 0375758631 9780375758638
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The bestselling author of The Orchid Thief is back with this delightfully entertaining collection of her best and brightest profiles. Acclaimed New Yorker writer Susan Orlean brings her wry sensibility, exuberant voice, and peculiar curiosities to a fascinating range of subjectsfrom the well known (Bill Blass) to the unknown (a typical ten-year-old boy) to the formerly known (the 1960s girl group the Shaggs). Passionate people. Famous people. Short people. And one championship show dog named Biff, who from a certain angle looks a lot like Bill Clinton. Orlean transports us into the lives of eccentric and extraordinary characterslike Cristina Snchez, the eponymous bullfighter, the first female matador of Spainand writes with such insight and candor that readers will feel as if theyve met each and every one of them. The result is a luminous and joyful tour of the human condition as seen through the eyes of the writer heralded by the Chicago Tribune as a journalist dynamo.

Author: Susan Orlean

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 336

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

Publication Date: 2002-01-08

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