Joseph Mackin

Joseph Mackin is the author of Pretend All Your Life, a novel. He received an MA in Literature from New York University, and has studied writing at Yale and at the IEN in Barcelona, Spain. He was the original Internet editor of The Paris Review under the direction of George Plimpton, and has since developed a number of successful Internet ventures. He lives in New York with his wife and two sons.

Books by Joseph Mackin

Book Reviews by Joseph Mackin

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The Blazing World is poundingly alive with ideas, personalities, conviction, fear, fakery, ambition, and sorrow. The reading mind is set on high, happy alert.

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“Some books are great, and this is one of them.”

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“. . . the life Mr. Schlink assiduously documents brims with hope.”

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“. . . curiosity, that powerful driver of discovery, is only as valuable as what it turns up.

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“Alan Jacobs’ bright, broad paean to reading is a sort of secular prayer book. It instructs, exhorts, laments, reveres; it has great faith and—best of all—shows the Way.”