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during this essay assortment, Michael Cohen tells us approximately his shock come across with the is still of Frida Kahlo, approximately his father’s homicide, and approximately his son’s shut shave with loss of life at the road. His matters might be as common as golf with shut pals, novice astronomy, birding, or studying to fly on the age of sixty. yet he asks tricky questions on how we're grounded in house and time, how we're tormented 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 during 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 behavior, American roads, and roadside shrines. He lives at the Blood River in Kentucky whilst he isn't within the Tucson Mountains.

Michael Cohen’s essays at the examining existence are a treat to learn. cozy, own, wide-ranging, they include interesting nuggets of information and full of life checks of enormous quantities of books, in addition to an entire life’s worthy of considerate rumination on time, love, travel, and family, in addition to what it ability 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 recognize and may get yours. Michael Cohen is a e-book rat, now not a booklet 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 mixtures in western Kentucky, the tuxedo as male uniform, the golfing direction as locus of friendship and humor, and Baptist theological responses to Day of the lifeless practices in Michoacán, as well as extra strictly literary topics.
– Ann Neelon, editor of New Madrid

Michael Cohen has given us a set of non-public retrospectives that deserve a spot within the best culture of the yank essay. every one is in its personal method a touch upon the human state of affairs, 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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