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One Hundred Miles from Manhattan by [Guillermo Fesser]

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One Hundred Miles from Manhattan is a book that Jon Stewart should have written. But he couldn’t have since he rarely leaves Manhattan. Thankfully Guillermo Fesser did. This famous Spanish wit dispels pre-conceived notions about America by using good old wanderlust and fresh eyes to document what a rich country we are. Not materially; but in spirit, history and character. Guillermo should sit back down and try his hand at the great American novel.” —Bill Owens, Executive Editor, 60 Minutes, CBS

“Fesser looks at daily life through a unique lens.
One Hundred Miles from Manhattan is wacky, funny and full of characters I would like to meet. Bravo!” —Pedro Almodóvar, Filmmaker

“Guillermo Fesser’s never-ending curiosity delivers in
One Hundred Miles from Manhattan an exciting mix of history, ordinary tales and fun facts that will provide American readers with a better understanding of their surroundings. With fast-paced and witty storytelling, going well beyond the stereotypes and clichés we are so used to hearing about America, Fesser captures the true essence of this country and its people, their vast cultural wealth and exhilarating complexity.” —Juan Manuel Benítez, Anchor, NY1, New York City

“As he struggled to reconcile what he learned from the people he met with his preconceptions about the U.S., their tales became fodder for a bestseller in Spain:
A Cien Millas de Manhattan. In essence, it is his personal meditation on the unexpected Americas he discovers. Now the book has just been translated into English, giving Guillermo a crack at surprising you about a place you know. You should let him. Who better than a kind-hearted foreigner to help you marvel at our own land and learn something about your fellow Americans?” —Nick Leiber, Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek, New York City

“When all those who know Guillermo heard about him moving to Rhinebeck, NY, we took for granted that this small town in the United States would enter into our lives in one way or another. As a book, a movie or as a conversation . . . We knew that Guillermo was going to let us know the fascinating things that happen there; those apparently simple sparks of life that occur to people and places. We also knew that Guillermo’s vision would be that of a curious child for whom any small thing may become a great event. Month by month, with love, with that ability to listen only mastered by someone who has spent his entire life talking,
One Hundred Miles from Manhattan is a universal book, a tribute to the small things, to the people and the places they inhabit. An homage to what they do, to what they cultivate and to what they crave for . . . The result is a book that includes us all; a narrative that flows free as the Hudson River; a book that makes us all feel at home, although it has been written 100 miles from Manhattan and a few thousand from Madrid.” —Vicente Jiménez, associate director, El País

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00IOB6V9Q
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Barcelona eBooks (March 25, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 25, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2026 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 428 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.1 4.1 out of 5 stars 27 ratings

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Guillermo Fesser is the creator, along with his partner Juan Luis Cano, of an innovative radio program, Gomaespuma, which run in Spain 25 years; reaching 1 Million followers daily. Information was the goal; humor, the vehicle. He studied journalism at Universidad Complutense, Madrid, and cinema at USC, Los Angeles, via a Fulbright scholarship.

With his brother, film director Javier Fesser, he has written several scripts (Milagro de P.Tinto, La Gran Historia de Mortadelo y Filemon… and Candida, which Guillermo directed) and produced several short films, as The Invisible Monster, a multi awarded story co-directed for both brothers in a dump site in the Philippines to support a project of Action Against Hunger.

On TV, Guillermo has edited News Specials for TVE, and produced a puppet series for Tele5 in collaboration with Kermit Love, the father of Sesame Street´s Big Bird.

Fesser now lives in Rhinebeck, NY, the town that gave title to his bestseller about everyday life in rural America, One Hundred Miles from Manhattan. From there, he reports as a US correspondet for El Intermedio, La Sexta TV. In the last three years, Guillermo has being touring schools around the US to present his illustrated book, www.knowgalvez , with the intention of helping American children to unveil, appreciate, and enjoy, the deeply hidden Hispanic roots of their own culture.

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