The Untrivial Pursuit
Mariner Books, 9780547844596, 256pp.
Publication Date: November 27, 2012
Written in his trademark erudite and witty style, Gossip captures the complexity of this immensely entertaining subject.
About the Author
JOSEPH EPSTEIN is the author of the best-selling Snobbery and of Friendship, among other books, and was formerly editor of the American Scholar. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, and other magazines. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.
Praise For Gossip: The Untrivial Pursuit…
-Kirkus, starred"Delectable firsthad anecdotes and portraits...add to the pleasures of this serious appraisal. Readers who share Epstein's concern about gossip's power 'to invade privacy, to wreck lives' and his reluctance to wholly condemn it 'because I enjoy it too much' will find him disquieting and delightful."