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An Angle on the World: Dispatches and Diversions from the New Yorker and Beyond

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781510708334
Author(s): Bill Barich
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2016
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Dimensions: 140 x 0 x 210 (w x l x h)
Pages: 440

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Spanning over thirty years of writing, An Angle on the World is a wonderful collection of articles that cross the globe and introduce readers to many characters, introduced as only Bill Barich can. As said by Time magazine, Barich's touch is always 'artful and compassionate.' Broken up into two sections, Barich shares stories of the people, from those that have shaken him to the core, to others from a much lighter place. As he notes in his introduction, 'I've spent much of my writing life indulging curiosity, throwing myself into situations and subcultures to gain an education and acquire my own angle on the world. The dispatches collected here arose from that desire.' From the troubles in Northern Ireland and the homeless in San Francisco to the US-Mexico borders, Barich went to the people to find the 'real story. These are his dispatches. 'They all explore stories the press had ignored or covered in a desultory way, at least in my view.'
While doing his research for these pieces, Barich would speak with grocers, butchers, and even barbers to get his story, knowing that they would give him the truth, as opposed to those that would try to skew reality for someone writing for a magazine. Barich also shows the other side of things, as he speaks about diversions of a 'lighter fare.' From meetings with Jerry Garcia and trips to Barbados and Culebra, readers will enjoy the work that has kept
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