In Mid-Air : Points of View from over a Decade, Paperback / softback Book

In Mid-Air : Points of View from over a Decade Paperback / softback

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'Engaging, witty, thoughtful, clever, casual, ebullient, erudite and thoroughly modern' Spectator'A dazzling talent - hilarious, winning and deft' Malcolm Gladwell In Mid-Air is a collection of short essays by the acclaimed writer and speaker, Adam Gopnik.

Known for his ability to perceive 'the whole world in a grain of sand', he uses this format to take a dizzying range of subjects and intricately explore their meaning to our lives - as people, as citizens and as families.

From how he works so that his daughter can have holes in her clothes, to why appropriation is more empowering than oppressing; from French sex to binge-watching TV, from the secret of a happy marriage to why we should mention the war --- each topic is illuminated by his erudition and wit.

As in their original form on the radio, Gopnik's essays - each one a pleasure garden of wry confessions, self-deprecating asides, wordplay and striking insights - feel like the most intimate of conversations between writer and reader; yet at the same time they capture a public forum of pithy debate and tender persuasion.

Above all, In Mid-Air initiates a sense of wonder in the ordinary that yearns to be shared.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
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  • Category: Literary essays
  • ISBN: 9781786489241

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