Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup My Encounters with Extraordinary People

ISBN-10: 0375758631
ISBN-13: 9780375758638
Edition: 2002 (Reprint)
Authors: Susan Orlean
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550

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 subjects—from 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 characters—like Cristina Sánchez, the eponymous bullfighter, the first female matador of Spain—and writes with such insight and candor that readers will feel as if they’ve 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.”

Susan Orlean is a staff writer for The New Yorker and has also written for Outside, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Vogue. She graduated from the University of Michigan and worked as a reporter in Portland, Oregon, and Boston, Massachusetts. Orlean is the author of The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend. She now lives in New York City and can be reached via the internet at www.susanorlean.com

Introduction
The American Man, Age Ten
Meet the Shaggs
Show Dog
The Maui Surfer Girls
Living Large
I Want This Apartment
Devotion Road
After the Party
Shoot the Moon
Short People
Her Town
King of the Road
Tiffany
A Gentle Reign
This Is Perfect
Short Cuts
Figures in a Mall
The Three Sisters
Seriously Silly
La Matadora Revisa Su Maquillaje / (The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup)
Author's Note
Acknowledgments

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