AOT #91: Kurt Andersen Podcasts Heyday

January 14, 2008 by  
Filed under Book Store Events

Kurt AndersonHeyday

Kurt Andersen, the co-founder of Spy magazine, and author of the brash and brilliant debut novel Turn of the Century, reads from and discusses the paperback edition of his new novel Heyday. A fresh, impeccable portrait of an era startlingly reminiscent of our own times, Heyday is by turns tragic and funny and sublime, filled with bona fide heroes and lost souls, visionaries (Walt Whitman, Charles Darwin, Alexis de Tocqueville) and monsters, expanding horizons and narrow escapes. It is also an affecting story of four people passionately chasing their American dreams at a time when America herself was still being dreamed up-an enthralling, old-fashioned yarn interwoven with a bracingly modern novel of ideas.

($15.95) Random House ISBN #0-8129-7846-3. You can visit Kurt Anderson’s official web site as well.

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