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"Novelist Ward (Shedding Skin) presents a collection of previously published pieces from his freelance days in the 1960s-70s. Ward's articles are interesting. Essential reading for those interested in new journalism." --Library Journal, February 2012
"This collection of essays is sure to appeal to fans of [Tom Wolfe and Hunter S. Thompson]. Ward tells fascinating stories about fascinating people, but unlike traditional journalism, the author is a key element in his stories. For fans of first-person journalism, this makes great reading." --Booklist, March 2012
"Terrific anthology." --The Daily Beast
A native of Baltimore, Robert Ward has worked as a novelist, professor, screenwriter, producer, and actor. His first effort was the critically acclaimed novel Shedding Skin, which won the National Endowment for the Arts award for first novel of exceptional merit.
Having grown up in this era, and reading about all these media moguls, media darlings, or outright "renegades" all of my life, it is fascinating to read the stories behind the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Catherine Todd
This book sat beside my reading chair for weeks, months really. Everytime I picked it up something else would strike my fancy or capture my attention. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Big D
Robert Ward's narrative flies off the page like a Miles Davis riff. I got a contact high just reading "Renegades. Read morePublished 23 months ago by John Lansing
Robert Ward is one of those people who seems to have been everywhere and known everybody. Fascinating insights and a very enjoyable read.Published on November 16, 2012 by Christopher Bushman
Another gem from Bob Ward. Blends a "new journalism" approach with the well-oiled style of a top notch novelist. Read morePublished on October 8, 2012 by sterling77
"Now I will tell you a tale that rocked the (fill in the blank) industry/league/profession and almost cost me my job! Read morePublished on September 28, 2012 by Dan Bergevin
This book contains a set of articles written by Robert Ward, starting in the 70s. It contains a broad mix of different types of essays, ranging from his earliest essay in which he... Read morePublished on July 20, 2012 by M. Hyman
The interviews in this fascinating book are both a mural and a time-capsule of U.S. history over turbulent times. There is something for everyone to marvel over.Published on July 19, 2012 by brindamur
I guess it all comes down to what is "new journalism" and what isn't.
Robert Ward's compendium of new journalism essays contains some really excellent material. Read more