The Untrivial Pursuit
Publication Date: December 2011
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From critic Joseph Epstein comes a dishy, incisive exploration of gossip-from celebrity rumors to literary romans à clef, personal sniping to political slander.
Joseph Epstein is the bestselling author of books including Snobbery and Friendship. He was formerly editor of the American Scholar, and his work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, the Atlantic, and other magazines. Joseph lives in Evanston, Illinois. Arthur Morey has recorded over one hundred audiobooks, winning AudioFile Earphones and Best Voice Awards, as well as an Audie nomination. He has performed fiction by John Updike, John Irving, Richard Russo, Julie Orringer, and Jack Vance. Nonfiction titles include The Informant, Unlikely Allies, Citizens of London, and Munich 1938. Arthur attended Harvard University and the University of Chicago and has performed Off-Broadway, Off-Loop, and in Italy. He taught writing at Northwestern University for ten years and also works as an editor and ghostwriter.
"Amusing and serious in equal measures, Epstein grants [listeners] the pleasurable company of a master observer of humanity's foibles." ---Kirkus Starred Review