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By Michael Cohen

during this essay assortment, Michael Cohen tells us approximately his shock come upon with the is still of Frida Kahlo, approximately his father’s homicide, and approximately his son’s shut shave with demise at the road. His matters will be as ordinary as golf with shut neighbors, beginner astronomy, birding, or studying to fly on the age of sixty. yet he asks tough questions about how we're grounded in house and time, how we're stricken by our names, how a fit individual can develop into a hypochondriac, and the way we'd commune with the useless. And all through he measures, compares and translates his reviews in the course of the lens of six a long time of examining. The instruments of the writer’s exchange fascinate him as do eateries in his small university city, male gown conduct, American roads, and roadside shrines. He lives at the Blood River in Kentucky while he isn't within the Tucson Mountains.

Michael Cohen’s essays at the analyzing existence are a treat to learn. comfy, own, wide-ranging, they comprise interesting nuggets of information and full of life tests of 1000s of books, in addition to an entire life’s worthy of considerate rumination on time, love, travel, and family, in addition to what it capacity 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 will get yours. Michael Cohen is a ebook rat, now not a publication snob. For him, the pleasures of the publication are tactile and auditory in addition to mental and philosophical. The essays in a spot to learn tackle power plate-lunch combos 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 lifeless practices in Michoacán, as well as extra strictly literary matters.
– Ann Neelon, editor of New Madrid

Michael Cohen has given us a suite of non-public retrospectives that deserve a spot within the best culture of the yankee essay. each one is in its personal approach a touch upon the human scenario, filtered via a private optic that's either sophisticated and erudite.  fun, 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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