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Character Studies Encounters with the Curiously Obsessed

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ISBN-10: 0618773630

ISBN-13: 9780618773633

Edition: 2005

Authors: Mark Singer

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In these characteristically incisive essays, Mark Singer profiles eccentrics, monomaniacs, and other remarkable people he thinks we ought to meet. He takes us into the worlds of the sleight-of-hand master Ricky Jay, the ardent bibliophile Michael Zinman, and better-known personalities such as the entrepreneur Donald Trump and the meticulous filmmaker Martin Scorsese. He interviews a devoted fan of the cowboy movie star Tom Mix and a group of Texans who are determined to recover the skull of Pancho Villa from Yale's Skull and Bones society, among others. A riveting tour of obsession, Character Studies reveals the passions that drive the ordinary, the quirky, and the truly, fanatically…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
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.

Introduction
Secrets of the Magus
Trump Solo
Joe Mitchell'ts Secret
La Cabeza de Villa
The Chinos' Artful Harvest
Keepers of the Flame
Mom Overboard!
The Book Eater
The Man Who Forgets Nothing