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One Day by Gene Weingarten

One Day

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One Day by Gene Weingarten
Oct 22, 2019 | 384 Pages
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Praise for One Day:
“As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become less interested in elaborate fictions or spectacular histories and just want to know how life is lived. I want a book about how other humans get things and lose things, and deal with both, how they cope and how they fail and how they live and how they die. This is the book I’ve been waiting for. The people described in this book are wonderful and flawed, some of them evil, some of them impossibly good. But none of them have lived the kind of lives that normally get told in books, and in finally seeking them out and telling their stories, Gene has done them, and us, a priceless service.”—Peter Sagal, Host, NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” and author of The Incomplete Book of Running

“Extraordinary tales from an ordinary day, masterfully fashioned. Because Weingarten is such a compelling storyteller, it’s easy to overlook how much A+  journalism undergirds “One Day.”  Every detail, every quote, is not just the answer to a question; it’s the answer to precisely the right question.”—Garry Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury

“A captivating portrait of a day in the life of the United States by a much-honored Washington Post journalist… One of the finest plain-prose stylists in American journalism, Weingarten tells his elegantly structured stories without sentimentality or melodrama… A slice of American life carved out by a master of the form.”—Kirkus (starred review) 

“Everybody loves a good story, especially when it’s told by a master storyteller. This collection should have wide appeal, whether read straight through, cover to cover, or dipped into for an occasional article.”—Booklist (starred review)

“A trove of compelling human-interest pieces with long reverberations.”—Publishers Weekly 

“This snapshot of the nation on one particular day is one that deserves pride of place in America’s family album.”—Daily Beast

“One of Fall 2019’s Biggest Books…Weingarten, who has won two Pulitzers for feature writing, tells it as few can.”The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Fall books for your must-read list…It is a great book. It’s not about anything huge, it’s not uncovering murder mysteries or anything, but it makes connections about people’s lives in America at that time that reverberates today.”—Minnesota Public Radio

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