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By Michael Cohen

during this essay assortment, Michael Cohen tells us approximately his shock come across with the continues to be of Frida Kahlo, approximately his father’s homicide, and approximately his son’s shut shave with dying at the street. His topics should be as ordinary as golf with shut pals, novice astronomy, birding, or studying to fly on the age of sixty. yet he asks tricky questions about how we're grounded in area and time, how we're stricken by our names, how a fit individual can become a hypochondriac, and the way we would commune with the lifeless. And all through he measures, compares and translates his reviews during the lens of six a long time of examining. The instruments of the writer’s alternate fascinate him as do eateries in his small university city, male costume conduct, American roads, and roadside shrines. He lives at the Blood River in Kentucky while he's not within the Tucson Mountains.

Michael Cohen’s essays at the analyzing lifestyles are a treat to learn. secure, own, wide-ranging, they comprise attention-grabbing nuggets of information and energetic checks of countless numbers of books, in addition to an entire life’s worthy of considerate rumination on time, love, travel, and family, in addition to what it capability to be, almost existentially, a reader.
– Christina Thompson, Editor, Harvard Review

Anyone who has pounded the pavement promoting The nice Books of the Western World in fifty four volumes and lived to inform will get my timeless admire and may get yours. Michael Cohen is a booklet rat, no longer a ebook snob. For him, the pleasures of the ebook are tactile and auditory in addition to mental and philosophical. The essays in a spot to learn tackle power plate-lunch mixtures in western Kentucky, the tuxedo as male uniform, the golfing path as locus of friendship and humor, and Baptist theological responses to Day of the useless practices in Michoacán, as well as extra strictly literary matters.
– Ann Neelon, editor of New Madrid

Michael Cohen has given us a suite of private retrospectives that deserve a spot within the most interesting culture of the yankee essay. every one is in its personal means a touch upon the human scenario, filtered via a private optic that's either sophisticated and erudite.  a laugh, hugely own, insightful, they’ll make you smile, smirk, frown, and gasp, yet they’ll by no means bore.  I promise.
– E. A. Allen, writer of the Montclaire Mysteries

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