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by Tad Friend

  • ISBN: 0679647058
  • Category: Travel
  • Author: Tad Friend
  • Subcategory: Asia
  • Other formats: lit lrf docx lrf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Inc (T) (January 2001)
  • FB2 size: 1886 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Get lost with the reindeer people in the mountains of Mongolia. Tad Friend's gift as a journalist comes through on every page. Each piece in this collection has a fresh and original point of view. And Friend is a pleasure to read.

Get lost with the reindeer people in the mountains of Mongolia. In Lost in Mongolia a collection of Tad Friend's most original. His writing is smart, lucid and thoughtful. And he can be exceptionally funny. The travel story, Lost in Mongolia, is a gripping, sad journey. White Trash Nation is as hilarious as it is disturbing. And the chapters on Hollywood have forever altered the way I view television. 7 people found this helpful.

Tad Friend's gift as a journalist comes through on every page. And he can be exceptionally funny

Tad Friend's gift as a journalist comes through on every page.

In Lost in Mongolia a collection of Tad Friend's most original, witty, and wide-ranging articles and essays from The .

In Lost in Mongolia a collection of Tad Friend's most original, witty, and wide-ranging articles and essays from The New Yorker, Esquire, and Outside we are taken on a cultural tour of global proportions. Friend reports from the entertainment mecca of Hollywood on topics that range from the life and death of River Phoenix to the widespread plagiarism of movie ideas, to why celebrity profiles are always dreadful. Readers will also journey to foreign lands and American outposts, as Friend goes on the trail of the Marcos dynasty in the Philippines, is harassed in Morocco, and digs up buried treasure in Sun Valley.

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New Yorker writer Tad Friend reflects on growing up rich and repressed - the product of a traditional Wasp household .

New Yorker writer Tad Friend reflects on growing up rich and repressed - the product of a traditional Wasp household - in a revealing new work of nonfiction. My husband's grandparents used to pay him a dollar an hour to nap. Tad Friend's parents tried to entice their three children into "sunnier moods" with what they called "Cheerful Money," a 25-cent reward dropped into a glass jar whenever "one of us demonstrated good humor under duress or was spontaneously helpful. Interested in Hollywood? Travel? Backstabbing in the media world? It's all here, and brilliantly rendered. One of the many wondeful things about Tad Friend's writing is the glorious sense of humor that sparkles on every page. This book is full of Friend's wonderful comedic gift; the reader will laugh and learn in equal measure.


Reviews about Lost in Mongolia: Travels in Hollywood and Other Foreign Lands (3):
Mohn
This collection of articles from various periodicals came out in 2001, so it reflects the 90'es. Quite a few of the articles have lost their fizz... There are three, on the other hand, worth reading even today:

The case for middlebrow - is a thoughtful reflection on the divergence between entertainment and instruction in art (and I may add, in non-fiction as well). When Horkheimer and Adorno opine: "moments of happiness are without laughter...delight is austere." one knows that something is amiss in the world of highbrow. I can tell - non-fiction written in the 70es still conveyed enthusiasm and passion. Modern stuff is ruminations on sawdust.

White trash nation - is even more cogent today than it was then (the author did not like Bill Clinton). "True trash is unsocialized and violent." White trash behavior is violent, because the person "has nothing to lose". Much of political discourse today is"white trash" - its intensity betrays the inner conviction that losing the Republic would not matter.

Lost in Mongolia - is simply an extraordinary story. Out there, in Mongolia, there is a grave, slowly vanishing, and in any case far from any marking. This is its story.
Nagor
Tad Friend's gift as a journalist comes through on every page. Each piece in this collection has a fresh and original point of view. And Friend is a pleasure to read. His writing is smart, lucid and thoughtful. And he can be exceptionally funny.
The travel story, Lost in Mongolia, is a gripping, sad journey. White Trash Nation is as hilarious as it is disturbing. And the chapters on Hollywood have forever altered the way I view television.
Meri
Someone gave me "Lost in Mongolia" as a gift, assuming that my love for the New Yorker would translate into an appreciation of Mr Friend's work. But Mr. Friend writes in that hipper-than-thou style so fashionable among young journalists these days that, frankly, I loathe. There is a self important smugness to Friend's writing that suggests a certain barrenness of Spirit, no matter how fertile the terrain he visits. As for the celebrity profile--it is a sub-genre characterized by a potent mix of fawning and gotcha sensationalism. If this is the new generation New Yorker writer, color me bereft. I'll stick with older writers for whom the life of the mind has a deeper reasonance.

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