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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!).