Adam Gopnik





Adam Gopnik

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born
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The United States
August 24, 1956

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An American writer, essayist and commentator. He is best known as a staff writer for The New Yorker—to which he has contributed non-fiction, fiction, memoir and criticism—and as the author of the essay collection Paris to the Moon, an account of the half-decade that Gopnik, wife Martha, and son Luke spent in the capital of France.


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Paris to the Moon
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 9,339 ratings — published 2000 — 21 editions
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Through the Children's Gate...
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 784 ratings — published 2006 — 16 editions
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The King in the Window
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The Table Comes First: Fami...
3.24 of 5 stars 3.24 avg rating — 675 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
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Angels and Ages: A Short Bo...
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The Best American Essays 2008
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Winter: Five Windows on the...
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Americans in Paris: a Liter...
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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The Steps Across the Water
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“We breathe in our first language, and swim in our second.”
Adam Gopnik, Paris to the Moon

“Men choose Hamlet because every man sees himself as a disinherited monarch. Women choose Alice [in Wonderland] because every woman sees herself as the only reasonable creature among crazy people who think they are disinherited monarchs.”
Adam Gopnik

“American long for a closed society in which everything can be bought, where laborers are either hidden away or dressed up as nonhumans, so as not to be disconcerting. This place is called Disney World”
Adam Gopnik, Paris to the Moon

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