Buy New
$13.49
Qty:1
  • List Price: $14.99
  • Save: $1.50 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Trade in your item
Get a $0.30
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

How Strange It Is To Be Anything At All Paperback – February 21, 2012


Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, February 21, 2012
"Please retry"
$13.49
$13.49 $9.49


Frequently Bought Together

How Strange It Is To Be Anything At All + Who On Earth
Price for both: $25.15

Buy the selected items together
  • Who On Earth $11.66

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Hero Quick Promo
Browse in Books with Buzz and explore more details on selected titles, including the current pick, "The Good Girl" by Mary Kubica.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Word Temple Press (February 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985026006
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985026004
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,877,011 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Joe Riley is a native Californian, a graduate of SFSU, and, as his short story San Francisco: An Autobiography, illustrates, he now lives, writes, and works in San Francisco. When not writing songs for various garage bands in his adopted City of Lights, he is completing work on a romantic novella and a novel.

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
1
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lua on March 17, 2012
Joe's stories are refreshing, passionate, honest, revealing, and really fun to read. His bold words strengthen the heart, make you laugh and cry and wonder, and are surprisingly quotable, like having a long chat with the cute guy you met at the hipster bar who was awesome and real as shit.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lobo on March 11, 2012
How Strange It Is To Be Anything At All is an x-ray vision of the young and restless--looking for love, angry for the world they've been handed, finding salvation in a good song,a shared bed, and a bottle of anything.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
One of the better books I have read in a while. There is something youthful, new, and fresh about Riley's stories - I felt like this captured something of my generation well. I highly recommend it to 20 something's looking for a light read that makes you think.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Torzac on January 15, 2013
I bought this book on a lark, and I don't regret it. It has fueled many late night laugh sessions with my flatmates. The youthful self-importance held by the author would be charming, were he a teenager, not a twenty-something. His drug-use=edginess mentality reminds me of browsing r/trees or of my freshman year of college, neither of which I revisit without cringing. His over the top imagery, metaphor, and simile are poorly wrought and serve as a substitute for the lack of substance or insight offered by the author. If you want to read "up-and-coming" authors from "Generation @" (as put by the review on the back cover) I suggest you check out Steve Roggenbuck or Tao Lin. Their insight is real, their poetry is powerful, their work is good. This is trash.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search