Tinsel: A Search for America's Christmas Present (MP3 CD)
A Search for America's Christmas Present
Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781441711304
Publication Date: November 1, 2009
List Price: 29.95*
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In Tinsel, Hank Stuever searches out the most outlandish cultural excesses as well as the secret beauties of modern America's half-trillion-dollar Christmas holiday. When Stuever's narrative begins, he's standing in line with the people waiting to purchase flat-screen TVs at Best Buy on Black Friday. From there he follows Tammy Parnell, the proprietor of "Two Elves with a Twist," a company that decorates other people's houses for Christmas; Jeff and Bridgett Trykoski, owners of that one house every town has with Christmas decorations visible from space; and single mother Caroll Cavazos, who hopes that the life-affirming moments of Christmas might overcome the struggles of the rest of the year. Steuver's portraits are at once humane, heartfelt, revealing--and very, very funny.