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Hardcover Saturday Night Book

ISBN: 0394573366

ISBN13: 9780394573366

Saturday Night

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This description may be from another edition of this product. From Susan Orlean, the bestselling author of The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin , comes a new edition of her first book, a quirky classic of narrative journalism that offers an irresistible portrait of...

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Good work of Journalism, Literature

Susan Orlean is a master of taking the would-be normal, humdrum existence of your average person and elevating that person into a character that is both memorable and worth reading. She did it in the Orchid Thief and she does it in Saturday Night, a book composed of chapters each dedicated to how different people spend their average Saturday night. Among the selections are people cruising Main Street, going to dinner, dancing, college students partying and folks staying home. This book explores the history of Saturday night as "the" night that people look forward to and Orlean offers her own take on it. If anything, the book hinges on the reader's curiosity about what others are doing on any given weekend evening. If you're not curious, or not willing to sit through other people's seemingly routine experiences, this book may not be for you. If you are at all curious about the world around you, and what people do to blow off steam, buy this book today.

Exquisite Voyeurism: An eloquent glance into a common night

Susan Orlean invites us into the brief lives of numerous citizens who are experiencing their typical Saturday nights. One will learn about the history of the weekend, experience rituals and enjoy the company of many interesting individuals. She writes with a comfortable energy and the reader will certainly contemplate the weekend with a new reverence. Visit cruisers, diners, dieters and polka dancers. Understand their fascinations, their lonliness, their time to relax, their time to look forward to bestial pursuits. I really enjoyed this book and her style is accessible and refreshing.

Exquisite Voyeurism: An eloquent glance into a common night

Susan Orlean invites us into the brief lives of numerous citizens who are experiencing their typical Saturday nights. One will learn about the history of the weekend, experience rituals and enjoy the company of many interesting individuals. She writes with a comfortable energy and the reader will certainly contemplate the weekend with a new reverence. Visit cruisers, diners, dieters and polka dancers. Understand their fascinations, their lonliness, their time to relax, their time to look forward to bestial pursuits. I really enjyed this book and her style is accessible and refreshing.
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