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The Fermata (Paperback)

by Nicholson Baker

It's a Mixed Life: An Interview with Nicholson Baker 0

Obama’s administration has been a devastating disappointment, in so many different ways. Fanatical secrecy, the persecution of whistleblowers, foreign interventions and arms shipments that make things worse, the quintupling of drone killings -- it just has to be said.

Escapism for Moms: Three Chronicles of Fatherhood 6

I found myself cheering these elusive mothers: Let her work! Let her sleep! Let her leave town! Some of my fondest feelings toward my daughter, I must admit, rise up in me when I imagine her at home with her dad.

Ham Steaks and Manstarch: Nicholson Baker Returns to the Sex Beat 4

House of Holes is a carefully constructed contrivance, a vehicle for exploring a fantasy that could exist only in a country that's both obsessed with sex and deeply conflicted about it. In short, it's every pubescent boy's wet dream. But is it good fiction?

Most Anticipated: The Great 2011 Book Preview 59

8,000 words strong and encompassing 76 titles, it's the only 2011 book preview you will ever need.

Consciousness on the Page: A Primer on the Novels of Nicholson Baker 2

Nicholson Baker understands how often people think about sex, but he also understands that, often times, they just think about shoelaces — and he understands those thoughts of sex and shoelaces aren’t as far apart, in form or in content, as they might at first seem.