The Moon, Come to Earth: Dispatches from Lisbon
A dispatch from a foreign land, when crafted by an attentive and skilled writer, can be magical, transmitting pleasure, drama, and seductive strangeness.
In The Moon, Come to Earth, Philip Graham offers an expanded edition of a popular series of dispatches originally published on McSweeney’s, an exuberant yet introspective account of a year’s sojourn in Lisbon with his w
The book is a series of dispatches for McSweeney's and begins like a trip begins, how they go there. It moves to unpacking their items i ...more
I identified and agree with his infatuation with the city and thought many of his stories were interesting and insightful. What I found kind of annoying and actually sort of strange was his numerous rants on American politics. It’s not that I necessarily disagree with his opinions. In fact, I lean more toward many of the same feelings. I just felt that his stray ...more
Through the art, food, and friends he finds in Lisbon, he questions his own place as a father, husband, writer, and American--all with a precise, insightful, often funny voice.