This book contains that essay, and a couple of my new favorites.
The essays have such a smooth, conversational style that makes them so easy to just read and enjoy, and I really think that's great.
Madden's language carried an esoteric air yet down-to-earth tone with his pop-culture allusions and personal experiences.
A collection of essays about the mundane, which becomes not mundane at all when seen through the author's lens. A book that celebrates the everyday and turns it into art.Published 7 months ago by M. Lo
What is "Quotidiana?" It's a word--and a beautiful one at that--meaning "everyday life." And that's what Patrick Madden delivers in this intriguing collection of essays--a slice of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sophfronia Scott
We all have stories from our lives that we like to tell again and again--you know, those odd moments that were either the most embarrassing, funny, or horrifying times of our... Read morePublished on April 10, 2010 by Anna L. Staker
Patrick Madden's Quotidiana, summed in a word, is inspiring. His writings reflect his devoted contemplation to the seemingly simple in life. Read morePublished on April 9, 2010 by k.wix
I recently purchased and read Quotidiana by Patrick Madden and I just can't say enough about it. All of the essays are based on common things and ideas--the quotidian-- but the... Read morePublished on April 9, 2010 by Nicole Nielsen Ellsworth
Patrick Madden takes pride in the ability of the essayist to discover the "infinite suggestivesness of common things," and in Quotidiana, his first book of published essays, Madden... Read morePublished on April 8, 2010 by Brennan Jernigan