Impossible Owls

Essays
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Product Number: Z100139113
Released: Oct 02, 2018
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ISBN: #9781684414611
Narrator/s: Steve Menasche
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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The eight essays assembled here-five from Phillips's Grantland and MTV days, and three new pieces-go beyond simply chronicling some of the modern world's most uncanny, unbelievable, and spectacular oddities (though they do that, too). Researched for months and even years on end, they explore the interconnectedness of the globalized world, the consequences of history, the power of myth, and the ways people attempt to find meaning. He searches for tigers in India, and uncovers a multigenerational mystery involving an oil tycoon and his niece turned stepdaughter turned wife in the Oklahoma town where he grew up. Through each adventure, Phillips's remarkable voice becomes a character itself-full of verve, rich with offhanded humor, and revealing unexpected vulnerability. Dogged, self-aware, and radiating a contagious enthusiasm for his subjects, Phillips is an exhilarating guide to the confusion and wonder of the world today. If John Jeremiah Sullivan's Pulphead was the last great collection of New Journalism from the print era, Impossible Owls is the first of the digital age.

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Author(s): Brian Phillips
Original Publish Date: Oct 02, 2018

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Author(s): Brian Phillips
Narrator(s): Steve Menasche
Product Number DD39182
Released: Oct 02, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781684414604
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Author(s): Brian Phillips
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