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Mr. Apology and Other Essays Paul Simon, serial killer John Wayne Gacy, New York Rangers goalie Mike Richter, the black-lipsticked lead singer of a fledgling glam-rock band, the...Mr. Apology and Other EssaysNonfiction Paul Simon, serial killer John Wayne Gacy, New York Rangers goalie Mike Richter, the black-lipsticked lead singer of a fledgling glam-rock band, the...2003-10-31
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Mr. Apology and Other Essays

Genre: Nonfiction; Author: Alec Wilkinson

Paul Simon, serial killer John Wayne Gacy, New York Rangers goalie Mike Richter, the black-lipsticked lead singer of a fledgling glam-rock band, the guy who does research for Elmore Leonard, his own kid – the cast of Wilkinson’s collection of nonfiction is more grab bag than that of any ’70s disaster movie. But the all-seeing ”New Yorker” writer holds it all together by placing fun, searching profiles early on; darker, doomier stuff at the end; and, best of all, personal pieces in between. The book’s unexpected, heart-tightening high points are his two essays about raising a son who exhibits symptoms of autism-like Asperger’s syndrome, an experience that offers Wilkinson, ”time and again, unbidden, the opportunity to have my heart broken on behalf of my child.”

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