Gopnik, Adam

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All That Happiness Is: Some Words on What Matters

Many authors have written about happiness, yet few write about it in such a succinct and memorable way.

So Many Steves: Afternoons with Steve Martin

Will appeal to listeners seeking a candid, creative conversation that offers intriguing insight into celebrity and self. Recommended for fans of Martin’s wit and wisecracks.

The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery

This lyrical examination of learning various skills and the ways in which expertise can manifest is recommended for collections where compilations of essays are popular.

At the Strangers' Gate: Arrivals in New York

As Gopnik writes, "art traps time," and with humor, affection, and the careful eye of a trained art historian, he offers an enjoyable and engaging story of New York at a very specific moment in history.

The Table Comes First

Despite Gopnik's allusive, witty prose, his supercilious and moralistic discussion will leave readers with a bad taste in the mouth. Down-to-earth foodies might prefer Jason Epstein's Eating. [Eight-city tour.]

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