The bestselling creator of The Orchid Thief and The Library Book is again with this delightfully enjoyable choice of her best possible and brightest profiles.

Acclaimed New Yorker creator Susan Orlean brings her wry sensibility, exuberant voice, and atypical curiosities to an enchanting vary of topics—from the well-known (Invoice Blass) to the unknown (a normal ten-yr-vintage boy) to the previously identified (the Sixties woman workforce the Shaggs).

Passionate other people. Well-known other people. Quick other people. And one championship display canine named Biff, who from a definite attitude seems to be so much like Invoice Clinton. Orlean transports us into the lives of eccentric and atypical characters—like Cristina Sánchez, the eponymous bullfighter, the primary feminine matador of Spain—and writes with such perception and candor that readers will really feel as though they’ve met each one among them.

The result’s a luminous and cheerful excursion of the human situation as noticed during the eyes of the creator heralded through the Chicago Tribune as a “journalist dynamo.”