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Superhero for Hire: True Stories From the Small Ads By William Shaw

Superhero for Hire: True Stories From the Small Ads by William Shaw

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Condition - Very Good
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Summary

'Great ideas stay with you and change the way you look at the world. After reading this book you will no longer be able to see a copy of Loot and think of it as a mere "listings" magazine - you will view it as a potential War and Peace, a chronicle of the extremes of human existence. Read on.' Jarvis Cocker

Superhero for Hire: True Stories From the Small Ads Summary

Superhero for Hire: True Stories From the Small Ads by William Shaw

Everyone has had their eye caught by an unusual classified advertisement and wondered about the story behind it. For the past two years William Shaw has investigated the eccentric, sad and occasionally alarming truth behind these ads and written about them for the Observer magazine. This book brings together, in expanded form, the most remarkable of those pieces. In it we encounter, among many others, the mother searching for the death certificate of her dead Bulgarian husband; the young woman investigating the healing power of crop circles; and the angry man, adopted in childhood, who after twenty years searching for his birth father was rejected by him and now wants to form a rock band with other adoptees. Superhero for Hire is a transporting book that satisfies our insatiable curiosity about other people's lives. It is as surprisingly moving as it is highly entertaining.

About William Shaw

William Shaw writes the 'Small Ads' column in the Observer OM magazine. He works as a journalist in both the UK and the USA, writing for the Observer, the Sunday Telegraph and the Independent on Sunday, and for magazines such as GQ, The Face and Arena. His books include Spying in Guru Land (1994) on a year joining religious cults, Travellers (1993) on New Age travellers, and Westsiders (2000) on young men trying to make it in the hip hop industry.

Additional information

GOR003112334
9781843543169
1843543168
Superhero for Hire: True Stories From the Small Ads by William Shaw
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Atlantic Books
2004-10-14
300
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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