Floating Off the Page: The Best Stories from the Wall Street Journal's Middle Column (Wall Street Journal Book)
Ken Wells, Michael LewisISBN: 074322664X;
On any given day, millions of Wall Street Journal readers put aside the serious business and economic news of the day to focus first on the paper's middle column (a.k.a. the A-hed), a virtual sound-bubble for light literary fare -- a shortstory, a tall tale, an old yarn, a series of vignettes, and other unexpected delights that seem to "float off the page." In this first-ever compendium of middle-column pieces, you'll find an eclectic selection of writings, from the outlandish to the oddly enlightening. Read about: ? one man's attempt to translate the Bible into Klingon ? sheep orthodontics, pet-freezing, and toad-smoking ? being hip in Cairo, modeling at auto shows, piano-throwing ? the fate of mail destined for the World Trade Center after 9/11 ? the plight of oiled otters in Prince William Sound ...and much, much more. Edited by 20-year Journal veteran Ken Wells, and with a foreword by Liar's Poker ...
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