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The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters With Extraordinary People
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date January 1, 2002
Pages 311
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375758638
ISBN-10 0375758631
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
In a collection of essays from The New Yorker, the acclaimed author of The Orchid Thief offers a series of intriguing profiles of some of the colorful people she has encountered, from the first female Spanish matador to the African king who drives a New York City cab to Silly Billy, a popular entertainer on the children's birthday-party circuit. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The bestselling author of The Orchid Thief is back with this delightfully entertaining collection of her best and brightest profiles. Acclaimed New Yorker writer Susan Orlean brings her wry sensibility, exuberant voice, and peculiar curiosities to a fascinating range of subjects—from the well known (Bill Blass) to the unknown (a typical ten-year-old boy) to the formerly known (the 1960s girl group the Shaggs).

Passionate people. Famous people. Short people. And one championship show dog named Biff, who from a certain angle looks a lot like Bill Clinton. Orlean transports us into the lives of eccentric and extraordinary characters—like Cristina Sánchez, the eponymous bullfighter, the first female matador of Spain—and writes with such insight and candor that readers will feel as if they’ve met each and every one of them.

The result is a luminous and joyful tour of the human condition as seen through the eyes of the writer heralded by the Chicago Tribune as a “journalist dynamo.”

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Hardcover
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from G K Hall & Co (July 1, 2001)
9780783894959 | details & prices | 294 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $28.95
About: The author of The Orchid Thief is back - and she's brought some friends - in this collection of the acclaimed New Yorker writer's best and brightest profiles.
from Random House Inc (January 1, 2001)
9780679462989 | details & prices | 294 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $24.95
About: In a collection of essays from The New Yorker, the author offers profiles of some of the colorful people she has encountered, from the first female Spanish matador to the African king who drives a New York City cab.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780375758638
 
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Reprint edition from Random House Inc (January 1, 2002)
9780375758638 | details & prices | 311 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The author offers profiles of some of the colorful people she has encountered, from the first female Spanish matador to the African king who drives a New York City cab.

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