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The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People
The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People Susan Orlean 0679462988 9780679462989 The bestselling author ofThe Orchid Thiefis back and shes brought some friends in this wonderfully entertaining colle
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The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People by Susan Orlean

The bestselling author ofThe Orchid Thiefis back and shes brought some friends in this wonderfully entertaining collection of the acclaimedNew Yorkerwriters best and brightest profiles. Meet more than thirty-five of Susan Orleans favorite people from the well known (Bill Blass and Tonya Harding) 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. Young people. And one championship show dog named Biff, who from a certain angle looks a lot like President Clinton. Orlean transports us into the lives of some rather eccentric individuals, like the man who has spent thirty years selling nothing but ceiling fans; or Bob Silverstein, maker of the Big Chair the creme de la creme of oversized chairs used for novelty photographs at carnivals. Others are living highly unusual lives, like Cristina Sanchez, the eponymous bullfighter, the first woman to become a matador in Spain; or the African king who drives a taxi in New York City and keeps his throne in his living room. Whether describing the sun-drenched existence of a Maui surfer girl or the devoted life of the Jackson Southernaires a traveling gospel group Orlean writes with such insight and candor that readers will feel as if theyve met each and every one of these unconventional folks. Susan Orlean brings her wry sensibility, exuberant voice, and peculiar curiosities to a fascinating range of subcultures sports and music and hairdressing and real estate, among others. The result is a joyful, luminous tour of the human condition via an eclectic array of people, as seen through the eyes of one of Americas most entertaining and original literary journalists.

Author: Susan Orlean

Language: English

Edition: 1ST

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 320

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 2001-01-23

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