Mr. Apology and Other Essays
Mr. Apology and Other Essays is a miscellany of misfits, cranks, daredevils, nuts, eccentrics, and lone wolves. From a piece on a Romanian cab driver who intends to cross the Bering Strait in his taxi to a celebration of two renowned hockey fighters, from Ry Cooder's collaboration with Cuban musicians in 1996 (which resulted in the celebrated Buena Vista Social Club) to a...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published October 14th 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
(first published 2003)
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The essay about Larry King ("Dependents")is one of the most enjoyable pieces of journalism I have read in a long, long time. The others weren't too shabby either! Fun characters, engaging writing style, and no particular theme holding them together, which is perfect when you are feeling sort of non-commital when picking a next book to read. Highly recommended! Also, an interesting perspective on the Grateful Dead, even for people who actively disdain the Grateful Dead (really!).