"There is a sweet memoir embedded in this book of cultural criticism, into which Mr. Todd has deftly wrangled the whole gang, from Jean Baudrillard to Lionel Trilling."
-The New York Times
"An arch and eloquent meditation."
-O, the Oprah magazine
"Dazzling, beautifully crafted...A small masterpiece- and 'small' only because of its brevity, not its scope."
"Provocative and oddly comforting...Refreshing."
-The Arizona Republic
"A fully realized, brave, and movingly honest memoir...[Todd] makes a figure in which to contemplate ourselves."
"A splendid book, brimming with wit and original insights...Most pertinent to the way we live now."
-Ward Just, author of Forgetfulness
About the Author
has spent many years as a magazine and book editor at The Atlantic Monthly
, The New England Monthly
, Worth, Civilization
, and Houghton Mifflin, and he now works independently as a consultant. He has written scores of articles on a wide range of cultural themes for Harpers
, The Atlantic Monthly
, The New York Times Magazine
, Condé Nast Traveler
, and the Columbia Journalism Review
, among others. He is a professor at Goucher College.
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