Monday, March 29, 2010

Off Ramp - Adventures and Heartache in the American Elsewhere, by Hank Stuever

After reading and enjoying Tinsel: A Search for America's Christmas Present, I wanted to read more of Stuever's writing. I liked this collection of short pieces very much, but without the greater theme to bind them together, it was easy to put down and so it took me ages to finish it. Still, I love his curious and unjaded eye, and thought all the pieces were interesting, but I'll still be looking forward to him writing a book all about one topic again. He reminds me of Jake Halpern, able to take a random topic and grow it, and I hope he does, soon.

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