In Mid-Air - Points of View from over a Decade

Author(s): Adam Gopnik

Essays

'Engaging, witty, thoughtful, clever, casual, ebullient, erudite and thoroughly modern' Spectator

'A dazzling talent - hilarious, winning and deft' Malcolm Gladwell


In Mid-Air is a collection of short essays by the acclaimed writer and speaker, Adam Gopnik. Known for his ability to perceive 'the whole world in a grain of sand', he uses this format to take a dizzying range of subjects and intricately explore their meaning to our lives - as people, as citizens and as families.


From how he works so that his daughter can have holes in her clothes, to why appropriation is more empowering than oppressing; from French sex to binge-watching TV, from the secret of a happy marriage to why we should mention the war ­­- each topic is illuminated by his erudition and wit.


As in their original form on the radio, Gopnik's essays - each one a pleasure garden of wry confessions, self-deprecating asides, wordplay and striking insights - feel like the most intimate of conversations between writer and reader; yet at the same time they capture a public forum of pithy debate and tender persuasion. Above all, In Mid-Air initiates a sense of wonder in the ordinary that yearns to be shared.

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General Fields

  • : 9781786489241
  • : Quercus
  • : riverrun
  • : October 2019
  • : ---length:- '19.8'width:- '12.9'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Adam Gopnik
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 814.6
  • : 352