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My Kind of Place - Travel Stories from a Woman Who's Been Everywhere

Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean has been called "a national treasure" by The Washington Post and "a kind of latter-day Tocqueville" by The New York Times Book Review. In addition to having written classic articles for The New Yorker, she was played, with some creative liberties, by Meryl Streep in her Golden Globe Award-winning performance in the film Adaptation. Now, in My Kind of Place, the real Susan Orlean takes readers on a series of remarkable journeys in this uniquely witty, sophisticated, and far-flung travel book. In this irresistible collection of adventures far and near, Orlean conducts a tour of the world via its subcultures, from the heart of the African music scene in Paris to the World Taxidermy Championships in Springfield, Illinois-and even into her own apartment, where she imagines a very famous houseguest taking advantage of her hospitality. With Orlean as guide, lucky readers partake in all manner of armchair activity. They will climb Mt. Fuji and experience a hike most intrepid Japanese have never attempted; play ball with Cuba's Little Leaguers, promising young athletes born in a country where baseball and politics are inextricably intertwined; trawl Icelandic waters with Keiko, everyone's favorite whale as he tries to make it on his own; stay awhile in Midland, Texas, hometown of George W. Bush, a place where oil time is the only time that matters; explore the halls of a New York City school so troubled it's known as "Horror High"; and stalk caged tigers in Jackson, New Jersey, a suburban town with one of the highest concentrations of tigers per square mile anywhere in the world. Vivid, humorous, unconventional, and incomparably entertaining, Susan Orlean's writings for The New Yorker have delighted readers for over a decade. My Kind of Place is an inimitable treat by one of America's premier literary journalists. From the Hardcover edition.

Susan Orlean has been called "a national treasure" by The Washington Post and "a kind of latter-day Tocqueville" by The New York Times Book Review. In addition to having written classic articles for The New Yorker, she was played, with some creative liberties, by Meryl Streep in her Golden Globe Award-winning performance in the film Adaptation. Now, in My Kind of Place, the real Susan Orlean takes readers on a series of remarkable journeys in this uniquely witty, sophisticated, and far-flung travel book. In this irresistible collection of adventures far and near, Orlean conducts a tour of the world via its subcultures, from the heart of the African music scene in Paris to the World Taxidermy Championships in Springfield, Illinois-and even into her own apartment, where she imagines a very famous houseguest taking advantage of her hospitality. With Orlean as guide, lucky readers partake in all manner of armchair activity. They will climb Mt. Fuji and experience a hike most intrepid Japanese have never attempted; play ball with Cuba's Little Leaguers, promising young athletes born in a country where baseball and politics are inextricably intertwined; trawl Icelandic waters with Keiko, everyone's favorite whale as he tries to make it on his own; stay awhile in Midland, Texas, hometown of George W. Bush, a place where oil time is the only time that matters; explore the halls of a New York City school so troubled it's known as "Horror High"; and stalk caged tigers in Jackson, New Jersey, a suburban town with one of the highest concentrations of tigers per square mile anywhere in the world. Vivid, humorous, unconventional, and incomparably entertaining, Susan Orlean's writings for The New Yorker have delighted readers for over a decade. My Kind of Place is an inimitable treat by one of America's premier literary journalists. From the Hardcover edition.
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Susan Orlean has been called "a national treasure" by The Washington Post and "a kind of latter-day Tocqueville" by The New York Times Book Review. In addition to having written classic articles for The New Yorker, she was played, with some creative liberties, by Meryl Streep in her Golden Globe Award-winning performance in the film Adaptation. Now, in My Kind of Place, the real Susan Orlean takes readers on a series of remarkable journeys in this uniquely witty, sophisticated, and far-flung travel book. In this irresistible collection of adventures far and near, Orlean conducts a tour of the world via its subcultures, from the heart of the African music scene in Paris to the World Taxidermy Championships in Springfield, Illinois-and even into her own apartment, where she imagines a very famous houseguest taking advantage of her hospitality. With Orlean as guide, lucky readers partake in all manner of armchair activity. They will climb Mt. Fuji and experience a hike most intrepid Japanese have never attempted; play ball with Cuba's Little Leaguers, promising young athletes born in a country where baseball and politics are inextricably intertwined; trawl Icelandic waters with Keiko, everyone's favorite whale as he tries to make it on his own; stay awhile in Midland, Texas, hometown of George W. Bush, a place where oil time is the only time that matters; explore the halls of a New York City school so troubled it's known as "Horror High"; and stalk caged tigers in Jackson, New Jersey, a suburban town with one of the highest concentrations of tigers per square mile anywhere in the world. Vivid, humorous, unconventional, and incomparably entertaining, Susan Orlean's writings for The New Yorker have delighted readers for over a decade. My Kind of Place is an inimitable treat by one of America's premier literary journalists. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Karen White

Length:

4h 51m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:32


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:31


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:59


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:50