Anything Can Happen (Paperback)

By Roger Rosenblatt

Mariner Books, 9780156029551, 192pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2004

List Price: 14.95*
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The author of the deft Rules for Aging returns with thirty hilarious and engaging tales about the everyday human comedy, forcing the reader to laugh out loud at the silliness of the world.

Funny, ironic, and penetrating, Anything Can Happen is another rich and rewarding collection that demonstrates the agile wit that has endeared Roger Rosenblatt to readers everywhere.

About the Author

Winner of a Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize, a Peabody Award, an Emmy, and two Polk awards, Roger Rosenblatt is University Professor of Writing at Long Island University Southampton College. He writes essays for Time magazine and for The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. He lives in Manhattan and Quogue, Long Island.

Praise For Anything Can Happen

“Roger Rosenblatt is one of our most gifted essayists—wise, witty, and insightful.”—TOM BROKAW

“With his clipped, clever drollery, his royal wryness,Roger Rosenblatt accentuates all of life’s dark imponderables with a wonderful tint of humorous resignation.”—FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM

"A literary gimlet two jiggers Oscar Wildean epigram, with a healthy splash of Woody Allen-like loopy pop culture references."

— Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"More scathing, and more offhandedly probing."

— Publishers Weekly

"Rosenblatt is bright, funny, and tells it like it is."

— St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Sparkle and sting with Rosenblatt's trademark droll wit."

— Tulsa World