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The Bullfighter Checks Her Make-Up By Susan Orlean

The Bullfighter Checks Her Make-Up
by Susan Orlean

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Orlean meets with Cristina Sanchez, Spain's first fully-qualified female matador, Silly Billy, New York's most successful children's clown, an African king who is a New York taxi-driver, and a champion show dog called Biff, who from a certain angle looks like President Clinton.
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The Bullfighter Checks Her Make-Up by Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean's collection of profiles ranges from the well-known (Marky Mark) to the unknown (Colin Duffy, a typical American man, aged ten) to the formerly known (the cult sixties girl group the Shaggs). Orlean meets with Cristina Sanchez, Spain's first fully-qualified female matador, Silly Billy, New York's most successful children's clown, an African king who is a New York taxi-driver, and a champion show dog called Biff, who from a certain angle looks like President Clinton. As in her remarkable bestseller The Orchid Thief, soon to be the basis of Spike Being John Malkovich Jonze's new film, starring Meryl Streep and Nicholas Cage, Orlean's eye for the fascinatingly bizarre and her wonderfully witty way with language make her take on the world utterly original and unique.

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The Bullfighter Checks Her Make-Up Reviews


"Orlean is compulsively curious... sinfully enjoyable[Orlean] is a kind of latter-day de Tocqueville... She makes her subjects and the places they inhabit seem utterly new as well as noble, sad and loopy... a powerful portrait of life on the edge of the mainstream" * New York Times *

About Susan Orlean


Susan Orlean has been a staff writer for the New Yorker since 1992 and has also written for Esquire, Vogue and Rolling Stone. She is the author of five books including the international bestseller The Orchid Thief, the inspiration for the film Adaptation directed by Spike Jonze and starring Nicholas Cage and Meryl Streep. Susan Orlean lives in Boston.

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GOR004427032
The Bullfighter Checks Her Make-Up by Susan Orlean
Susan Orlean
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2001-07-05
320
043400877X
9780434008773
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