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Hank Stuever

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Hank Stuever was born in 1968 in Oklahoma City and grew up there, and left, and got into journalism. He has worked for newspapers in Albuquerque and Austin and, since 1999, has covered pop culture for The Washington Post's Style section. He is currently the paper's TV critic. OFF RAMP, a collection of his feature stories and essays, was published in 2004. His 2009 book, TINSEL, follows three suburban families in Frisco, Texas, through three Christmases. He lives in Washington, DC.


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I was among the many reporters who came to Oklahoma City in 1995 to cover the aftermath of the bomb that destroyed the federal building and killed 168 people and wounded many more. I wrote a lot about it, but I couldn’t make much sense of it, especially because Oklahoma City also happens to be my hometown.

Six years later, in 2001, as the United States prepared to execute Timothy McVei...

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Tinsel: A Search for Americ...
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 389 ratings — published 2009 — 11 editions
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Off Ramp: Adventures and He...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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Exiles in Eden by Paul Reyes
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The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
The Moviegoer
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read in August, 1989
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This is one I need to re-read someday. I think I'd appreciate it more than I did at 21.
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Haunted Air by Ossian Brown
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I wasn't as charmed or intrigued by this collection of old photographs as I expected to be. And what's with the David Lynch intro, which is really only 100 words or so of childlike writing? The afterword essay by Geoff Cox also seems to heap more mea ...more
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And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts
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Absolutely vital in its time.
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Charlie White by Charlie White
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Still mesmerizing. Of all the books that I've offloaded over the years, I still find this one an irresistible part of my small(ish) collection of photo books.
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Red Carpet Diaries by Steven Cojocaru
Red Carpet Diaries: Confessions of a Glamour Boy
by Steven Cojocaru (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2003
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I wrote a profile of Steven Cojocaru for the Washington Post in April 2003, when this book came out and he really was having his moment. This book was too reticent, I recall. So many celeb memoirs are.
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The Gift of Jazzy by Cindy Adams
The Gift of Jazzy
by Cindy Adams
read in March, 2003
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File under "books I read in the course of an assignment" (in this case writing a profile of Cindy Adams in March 2003 for the Washington Post.)
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The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Lovely Bones
by Alice Sebold
read in August, 2002
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