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Not That You Asked: Rants, Exploits, and Obsessions

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In (Not that You Asked), Steve Almond documents a life spent brawling with the idiot kings of modern culture. He squares off against Sean Hannity on national TV, takes on Oprah Winfrey, nearly gets kidnapped by a reality TV crew, and winds up in Boston, where he quickly enrages the entire population of Red Sox Nation. Amid the carnage, he finds time to celebrate his literary hero, the late Kurt Vonnegut. These are essays the Los Angeles Times has called “rich, fearless [and] cutting.”

Praise for (Not that You Asked)

“Refreshingly irreverent . . . absurdly funny.”

-The Boston Globe

“[Almond] scores big in every chapter of this must-have collection. Biting humor, honesty, smarts and heart: Vonnegut himself would have been proud.”

-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Taunting, revealing, irreverent, and earnest.”

-The New York Times

“Steve Almond has created a distinctive voice and literary persona. Pleasure-obsessed, self-deprecating, horny, hilarious and always dedicated to parsing the messy terrain of the human heart.”

-Forward.com

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From the iconoclastic author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Candyfreak" comes this collection of essays that explores the truly urgent moral dilemmas of our age, such as the consumption of ham for Chanukah.

Synopsis:

In (Not that You Asked), Steve Almond documents a life spent brawling with the idiot kings of modern culture. He squares off against Sean Hannity on national TV, takes on Oprah Winfrey, nearly gets kidnapped by a reality TV crew, and winds up in Boston, where he quickly enrages the entire population of Red Sox Nation. Amid the carnage, he finds time to celebrate his literary hero, the late Kurt Vonnegut. These are essays the Los Angeles Times has called rich, fearless and] cutting.

Praise for (Not that You Asked)

Refreshingly irreverent . . . absurdly funny.

-The Boston Globe

Almond] scores big in every chapter of this must-have collection. Biting humor, honesty, smarts and heart: Vonnegut himself would have been proud.

-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Taunting, revealing, irreverent, and earnest.

-The New York Times

Steve Almond has created a distinctive voice and literary persona. Pleasure-obsessed, self-deprecating, horny, hilarious and always dedicated to parsing the messy terrain of the human heart.

-Forward.com

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sll, June 20, 2010 (view all comments by sll)
You don't have to be (or have ever been) a pubescent male to experience an almost shameful self-recognition in Almond's early intimacies with the family hot tub jets. These essays are smart, sweet, straightforward, and may cause loss of bladder control.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812977592
Author:
Almond, Steve
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.07x5.19x.64 in. .50 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Random House Trade - English 9780812977592 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From the iconoclastic author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Candyfreak" comes this collection of essays that explores the truly urgent moral dilemmas of our age, such as the consumption of ham for Chanukah.
"Synopsis" by , In (Not that You Asked), Steve Almond documents a life spent brawling with the idiot kings of modern culture. He squares off against Sean Hannity on national TV, takes on Oprah Winfrey, nearly gets kidnapped by a reality TV crew, and winds up in Boston, where he quickly enrages the entire population of Red Sox Nation. Amid the carnage, he finds time to celebrate his literary hero, the late Kurt Vonnegut. These are essays the Los Angeles Times has called rich, fearless and] cutting.

Praise for (Not that You Asked)

Refreshingly irreverent . . . absurdly funny.

-The Boston Globe

Almond] scores big in every chapter of this must-have collection. Biting humor, honesty, smarts and heart: Vonnegut himself would have been proud.

-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Taunting, revealing, irreverent, and earnest.

-The New York Times

Steve Almond has created a distinctive voice and literary persona. Pleasure-obsessed, self-deprecating, horny, hilarious and always dedicated to parsing the messy terrain of the human heart.

-Forward.com

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