A Place to Read: Life and Books by Michael Cohen

By Michael Cohen

during this essay assortment, Michael Cohen tells us approximately his shock come across with the continues to be of Frida Kahlo, approximately his father’s homicide, and approximately his son’s shut shave with demise at the road. His topics may be as average as golf with shut acquaintances, novice astronomy, birding, or studying to fly on the age of sixty. yet he asks tricky questions about how we're grounded in area and time, how we're laid low with our names, how a fit individual can develop into a hypochondriac, and the way we'd commune with the useless. And all through he measures, compares and translates his studies throughout the lens of six a long time of interpreting. The instruments of the writer’s exchange fascinate him as do eateries in his small university city, male gown behavior, American roads, and roadside shrines. He lives at the Blood River in Kentucky whilst he's not within the Tucson Mountains.

Michael Cohen’s essays at the analyzing lifestyles are a treat to learn. comfortable, own, wide-ranging, they include attention-grabbing nuggets of information and full of life checks of thousands of books, in addition to a complete life’s worthy of considerate rumination on time, love, travel, and family, in addition to what it ability to be, almost existentially, a reader.
– Christina Thompson, Editor, Harvard Review

Anyone who has pounded the pavement promoting The nice Books of the Western World in fifty four volumes and lived to inform will get my timeless recognize and may get yours. Michael Cohen is a e-book rat, no longer a publication snob. For him, the pleasures of the publication are tactile and auditory in addition to mental and philosophical. The essays in a spot to learn tackle strength plate-lunch combos in western Kentucky, the tuxedo as male uniform, the golfing path as locus of friendship and humor, and Baptist theological responses to Day of the lifeless practices in Michoacán, as well as extra strictly literary topics.
– Ann Neelon, editor of New Madrid

Michael Cohen has given us a set of private retrospectives that deserve a spot within the best culture of the yank essay. each one is in its personal approach a touch upon the human state of affairs, filtered via a private optic that's either sophisticated and erudite.  fun, hugely own, insightful, they’ll make you smile, smirk, frown, and gasp, yet they’ll by no means bore.  I promise.
– E. A. Allen, writer of the Montclaire Mysteries

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