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Character Studies Encounters with the Curiously Obsessed

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ISBN-10: 0618197257

ISBN-13: 9780618197255

Edition: 2005

Authors: Mark Singer

List price: $26.00
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"For thirty years, Singer"s been MVP at The New Yorker . . . searching the country for superslices of Americana," praised Entertainment Weekly upon the publication of Singer"s previous book, Somewhere in America. His newest collection, Character Studies, is filled with profiles of Americans that Singer thinks we ought to meet. Whether it"s about the sleight-of-hand master Ricky Jay, the ardent bibliophile Michael Zinman, or better-known personalities such as the hype artist Donald Trump or the meticulous filmmaker Martin Scorsese, Singer"s elegant, incisive journalism uncovers the passions that drive the ordinary, the quirky, and the truly, fanatically fixated. Tom Brokaw raves, "Mark…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/12/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Mark Singer has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1974. He is the author of Funny Money, Mr. Personality, Citizen K, and Somewhere in America. He lives in New York City.

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