Jonathan Lethem is a writer that we totally love – an author who's given us great novels and short stories over the years – and who, somehow between that ever-growing creative output, manages to write a good deal of essays and other articles too! We're not sure when Lethem ever finds time to sleep – but we're also always glad when we see his name in print – sometimes a book review, or an introduction to another author's work, or even liner notes to a record – such is the man's never-ending array of writing! This book collects Lethem in all those many different settings – a stunning array of essays that touch on topics that include science fiction (a longtime love), popular music, contemporary fiction, modern art, 9/
11, comic books, films, Brooklyn, and even personal memoir – all handled with the kind of perception and wit that we love in his fiction. The book is a hefty 437 pages – and includes pieces that originally ran in Rolling stone, New York Times, GQ, McSweeny's, Nerve, Village Voice, and many other publications.