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Nothing Happened and Then It Did: A Chronicle in Fact and Fiction

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In the great American tradition of funny road narratives-- from Mark Twain to Hunter S. Thompson--a young journalist searches for his first big break down the lonesome highways of the Southwest and northern Mexico. Alternating chapters of fiction and nonfiction provide a hilarious account of Jake Silverstein's misadventures on the hunt for an elusive magazine article--a journey that becomes a quest to understand the purpose of journalism and the nature of storytelling.

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“The road novel—or the road half-novel—has rarely been funnier or more appealing.”—Benjamin Moser, Harper’s

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Silverstein's adventures and prose are first-rate. From searching for the grave of Ambrose Bierce in West Texas (fact), to a treasure hunt in the Louisiana bayou (fiction), the memoir traces five years in the author's life when he moved across the American Southwest and Mexico hoping to find a story worth selling that would launch his journalism career.

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"The road novel--or the road half-novel--has rarely been funnier or more appealing."--Benjamin Moser, Harper's

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Jake Silverstein is the editor of Texas Monthly and a contributing editor at Harper's. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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ISBN:
9780393339949
Author:
Silverstein, Jake
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Humor : General
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
231
Dimensions:
8.25000 x 5.50000 in

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Product details 231 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393339949 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , “The road novel—or the road half-novel—has rarely been funnier or more appealing.”—Benjamin Moser, Harper’s
"Synopsis" by , Silverstein's adventures and prose are first-rate. From searching for the grave of Ambrose Bierce in West Texas (fact), to a treasure hunt in the Louisiana bayou (fiction), the memoir traces five years in the author's life when he moved across the American Southwest and Mexico hoping to find a story worth selling that would launch his journalism career.
"Synopsis" by , "The road novel--or the road half-novel--has rarely been funnier or more appealing."--Benjamin Moser, Harper's
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