Tales from the Times (Paperback)
Real-Life Stories to Make You Think, Wonder, and Smile, from the Pages of The New York Times
St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312312336, 288pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2004
A food editor befriends a chicken in his Queens backyard. A ten-year-old child prodigy learns quantum physics. A thief in Rome steals 1,000 euros-from the bottom of an outdoor fountain. These are the stories that make us smile, wonder, and think. They are real-life stories about real-life people, all of which have appeared on the pages of The New York Times.
A perfect primer on humanity, Tales from the Times will introduce new readers to people and places that captivate the mind. There are certain human- interest stories that people just can't stop talking about-twins separated at birth or a five-year-old taking his mother's car for a joyride. Now, in this wonderfully eclectic compilation of articles, readers will find many of the most talked about stories from The New York Times.
About the Author
Editor Lisa Belkin is a reporter for The New York Times and author of that newspaper's "Life's Work" column. She is the author of Life's Work: Confessions of an Unbalanced Mom, First, Do No Harm, and Show Me a Hero. Belkin lives with her family in Westchester County, New York.