The Last American Man

The Last American Man

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Finalist for the National Book Award 2002 Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert s new book, "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear," on sale now! In this rousing examination of contemporary American male identity, acclaimed author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert explores the fascinating true story of Eustace Conway. In 1977, at the age of seventeen, Conway left his family's comfortable suburban home to move to the Appalachian Mountains. For more than two decades he has lived there, making fire with sticks, wearing skins from animals he has trapped, and trying to convince Americans to give up their materialistic lifestyles and return with him back to nature. To Gilbert, Conway's mythical character challenges all our assumptions about what it is to be a modern man in America; he is a symbol of much we feel how our men should be, but rarely are."

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
  • Riverhead Books
  • New York, NYUnited States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0142002836
  • 9780142002834
  • 121,790

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The finest examination of American masculinity and wilderness since Jon Krakauer's "Into the Wild". ("Outside" magazine)

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About Elizabeth Gilbert

Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert s new book, "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear," on sale now!Gilbert is the #1"New York Times"bestselling author of"Eat Pray Love"and several other internationally bestselling books of fiction and nonfiction. She began her career writing for"Harper's Bazaar, Spin, The New York Times Magazine"and"GQ," and was a three-time finalist for the National Magazine Award. Her story collection"Pilgrims"was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award;"The Last American Man"was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The follow-up memoir"Committed"became an instant #1"New York Times"bestseller. Her latest novel, "The Signature of All Things," was named a Best Book of 2013 by"The New York Times, O Magazine, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, "and"The New Yorker." Gilbert s short fiction has appeared in"Esquire, Story, One Story," and the"Paris Review.""

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