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Mullen Jim - It Takes a Village Idiot: A Memoir of Life After the City
Référence B-234-920
ISBN-10 0743218795
ISBN-13 9780743218795
Format Broché
Pages 224

Livre d'occasion

It Takes a Village Idiot: A Memoir of Life After the City

de Mullen Jim

Édition Reprint 2008
Chez Simon & Schuster
B Bon
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RÉSUMÉ

Finalist for the 2001 Thurber Prize for American Humor a Rocky Mountain News (Denver) Best Book of the Year Millions of people dream of abandoning the city routine for a simple country life. Jim Mullen was not one of them. He loved his Manhattan existence: parties, openings, movie screenings. He could walk to hundreds of restaurants, waste entire afternoons at the Film Forum, people-watch from his window. Then, one day, calamity. His wife quits smoking and buys a weekend house in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York -- in a tiny town diametrically opposed to Manhattan in every way. Slowly, however, the man who once boasted, "Life is just a cab away," begins to warm to the place -- manure and compost and strangers who wave and all -- and to embrace the kind of life that once gave him the shakes.

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