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 charactersâlike Cristina SÃ¡nchez, the eponymous bullfighter, the first female matador of Spainâand writes with such insight and candor that readers will feel as if theyâve 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 âjournalist dynamo.â
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.
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