From reviews of the hardcover edition: aMore Curious begins by making you wonder what kind of book it is, exactly, and ends by reminding you that categories are nonsense when youare enjoying something this much.a aJennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prizeawinning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad aMr. Wilsey can write in a range of emotional octaves, moving from the comic to the philosophical to the streetwise with ease, while putting body language on his prose to give the reader an almost synesthetic sense of what heas saying.a aMichiko Kakutani, New York Times aMore Curious captures the dizzying absurdity of contemporary America.a aVanity Fair aSean Wilseyas witty essays from his cross-country adventures form a portrait of the weird side of contemporary America.a aLos Angeles Times aWhen Wilsey is at his best, and he often is in More Curious, his prose has a barely contained energy that makes his work both informative and entertaining. And often, whether his subject is rats or NASA or skateboarding or soccer, that work is provocative and huge-hearted.a aAlex Lemon, Dallas Morning News aSometimes heas funny and self-deprecating and sometimes heas somber; sometimes his scope is as sweeping as our country, and other times itas as narrow as Buzz Aldrinas taste in wristwatches. Thereas one through-line from beginning to end, though: those careful, thoughtful, perfect sentences.a aAlison Hallett, Portland Mercury aGeneration-defining . . . a welcome chronicle of our age.a aDavid Kurlander, San Francisco Bay GuardianThe a900a was a moment manufactured for TV. And, like the 900, a lot of current skateboarding is styleless, flourishy, has nothing to do with getting from A to B, which is ... Ita#39;s a Spanish woman, post9/11, accosting a bunch of pro skaters in Barcelona to tell them (per Thrasher), aAfter meeting you, I think I agree with the people who say America got what it deserved!a It is the joy of practice over performance.
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