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The Happiest Man in the World By Alec Wilkinson

The Happiest Man in the World
by Alec Wilkinson

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Poppa Neutrino is a philosopher of movement, a vernacular Buddhist, a San Francisco bohemian, a polymath, a pauper, a football strategist for the Red Mesa Redskins of the Navajo Nation, and a mariner who built a raft from materials he found on the streets of New York and sailed across the North Atlantic.
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The Happiest Man in the World Summary


The Happiest Man in the World by Alec Wilkinson

Poppa Neutrino is a philosopher of movement, a vernacular Buddhist, a San Francisco bohemian, a polymath, a pauper, a football strategist for the Red Mesa Redskins of the Navajo Nation, and a mariner who built a raft from materials he found on the streets of New York and sailed across the North Atlantic. And he is possibly the happiest man in the world. This is a rare and compelling book in which nearly every page contains an implausible, outrageous and exhilarating adventure.

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The Happiest Man in the World Reviews


"Strange, wonderful, funny, weird, and totally engaging - and, like all of Wilkinson's work, simply beautiful" -- Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief
"It's not often that a person as inspiring and deeply outrageous as Poppa Neutrino is described by an author as immensely gifted as Wilkinson. Here is a life in the largest, most courageous sense of the word, a life that most of us - if we're honest - will feel a pang of regret at not having lived" -- Sebastian Junger, author of A Perfect Storm
"A marvellous raft of a book in which we float along listening to an amiable Christian hobo and champion bullshitter expound on the inexplicable... A masterpiece" -- Garrison Keillor
"[A] masterpiece of joy...[a] vivid, precise and jubilant testament, which will fill his readers with a great and unexpected happiness" -- Edward Hirsch
"A hauntingly beautiful biography... an elegy to the strange wonder of the stories he [Neutrino] had to tell" * Guardian *

About Alec Wilkinson


Alec Wilkinson has been a writer at The New Yorker since 1980. Before that he was a policeman in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, and before that he was a rock and roll musician. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

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GOR001207439
The Happiest Man in the World by Alec Wilkinson
Alec Wilkinson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2008-01-03
320
0099516896
9780099516897
N/A
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