Adam Gopnik


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


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

3.76 avg rating — 12,748 ratings — published 2000 — 23 editions
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Through the Children's Gate...

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The King in the Window

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The Table Comes First: Fami...

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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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At the Strangers' Gate: Arr...

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Americans in Paris: a Liter...

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“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

“We breathe in our first language, and swim in our second.”
Adam Gopnik, Paris to the Moon

“Wit and puns aren't just decor in the mind; they're essential signs that the mind knows it's on, recognizes its own software, can spot the bugs in its own program.”
Adam Gopnik

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