"The big surprise about David Sedaris’s new book, Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977–2002), is how very good it is."
“may be as close as most of us will ever come to understanding isolation, a sentence described by William Blake as ‘worse than death.’”
“Hers is a dark, unerring vision. We can expect more great work from this audaciously talented author.”
We tend to measure the success of a modern civilization by the products it produces and that its people use. Tangible things are easier to count than the quality of ideas.
Ann Powers is one of music’s enduring rock critics, emerging on VH1’s “Behind the Music” in the late ’90s with a shock of orange hair, an ironic yet warm affect, everybody’s cozy hipster big sis.