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Volume III, Issue 52
June 19 - June 26, 2000  

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Him Write Funny [2]
"If somebody hates me," David Sedaris confesses, "I just go to pieces. It doesn't seem fair that I've made my career making fun of people, and if someone makes fun of me, I fall apart."
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
This American Icon [3]
An interview with National Public Radio's beloved David Sedaris.
— Keith Pandolfi, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Fiction
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The Eyes Have It [4]
Author Aleksandar Hemon serves as a witness for the prosecution, from war-torn Bosnia to the streets of Chicago.
— Leonard Gill, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
That's Life [5]
'Destiny,' English ex-pat Tim Parks' 10th novel, is a darkly humorous metaphysical satire.
— Randall Holdridge, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Now What? [7]
Love to read? Need some clever ideas? Our library of resources and staff picks are guaranteed to turn on plenty of mental light bulbs via your electrified eye sockets.
WEEKLY WIRE
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

is deadpan humor, mixed with wry social commentary and shameless bitchery, has led critics to mention David Sedaris in the same breath as Mark Twain, James Thurber, and Dorothy Parker. As he travels around the country to promote his new book, we have articles from Austin and Tucson taking a closer look at this bestselling author.

Aleksandar Hemon, a native of the former Yugoslavia, has written a collection of stories which range from the surreal to the all-too-bloody real, stitching together difficult politics and equally difficult lives.

The bourgeois bohemians (bobos) are running America these days, according to David Brooks, the new-moneyed, fast-track professionals, who are either capitalistic hippies or mellowed-out businessmen.

Plus, a darkly humorous metaphysical satire from Tim Parks, and more.


Non-fiction
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Capitalizing Clowns [6]
A review of David Brooks' "Bobos In Paradise," a nonfiction account of America's nouveau riche.
— Allen Smalling, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
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