More Alive And Less Lonely: On Books And Writers
by Jonathan Lethem
Edited By Christopher Boucher
“Incisive, colorful, and insightful…beguiling.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Thoughtful and often sly…[A] standout collection.”
A readerly wake-up call from one of America’s finest and most acclaimed working writers. Picking up where his NBCC Award finalist collection The Ecstasy of Influence left off, More Alive and Less Lonely collects more than a decade of Lethem’s finest writing on writing, with new and previously unpublished material, including: impassioned appeals for forgotten writers and overlooked books, razor-sharp essays, and personal accounts of his most extraordinary literary encounters and discoveries.
Only Lethem, with his love of cult favorites and the canon alike, can write with equal insight about the stories of modern masters like Lorrie Moore and Salman Rushdie, graphic novelist Chester Brown, science fiction outlier Philip K. Dick, and classic icons like Moby-Dick. Lethem’s joyful approach to literature will inspire you to dive back into your favorite books and then point you towards what to read next.