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    DescriptionAn adventurous exploration of the "I" in American culture, by the author of "Neck Deep and Other Predicaments " "Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. "In contemporary America, land of tell-all memoirs and endless reality television, what kind of person denies the opportunity to present himself in his own voice, to lead with "I"? How many layers of a life can be peeled back before the self vanishes? In this provocative, witty series of meditations, Ander Monson faces down the idea of memoir, grappling with the lure of selfinterest and self-presentation. While setting out to describe the experience of serving as head juror at the trial of Michael Antwone Jordan, he can't help veering off into an examination of his own transgressions, inadvertent and otherwise. He scrutinizes his private experience of the public funeral ceremony for Gerald R. Ford. He considers his addiction to chemically concocted Doritos and disappointment in the plain, natural corn chip, and finds that the manufactured, considered form, at least in snacks, is ultimately a more rewarding experience than the "truth." So why is America so crazy about accurately confessional memoirs? With "Vanishing Point," Monson delivers on the promise shown in "Neck Deep," which introduced his winning voice and ability to redefine the essay and "puts most memoirs to shame" ("Time Out Chicago").


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    Title
    Vanishing Point
    Subtitle
    Not a Memoir
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ander Monson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 191
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781555975548
    ISBN 10: 1555975542
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    DC21: 808
    DC22: 808
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    DC22: 814/.6
    B&T Approval Code: A26450000
    LC classification: PS3613.O538 V36 2010
    Publisher
    Graywolf Press
    Imprint name
    Graywolf Press
    Publication date
    30 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Minneapolis, MN
    Author Information
    Ander Monson is the author of "Neck Deep and Other Predicaments, "winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize; the novel "Other Electricities"; and the poetry collections "Vacationland "and "The Available World." He lives in Arizona and edits the magazine "Diagram."