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How to be Normal

Christman, Phil. Book - 2022 Adult Book / Nonfiction / Literary Arts / Essays / Christman, Phil, 814.6 Ch None on shelf 2 requests on 2 copies Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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How to be normal. -- How to be a man. -- How to be white. -- How to be cultured (I): Bad movies. -- How to be cultured (II): Middlebrow. -- How to be religious (I): Faith. -- How to be religious (II): Fundamentalism. -- How to care: on Mark Fisher. -- How to be married. -- How to be Midwestern. -- A normal reading list.
"Phil Christman is one of the best cultural critics working today. Or, as a reviewer of his previous book, Midwest Futures, put it, "one of the most underappreciated writers of [his] generation." You may also know Phil from his columns in Commonweal and Plough, or his viral essay "What Is It Like To Be A Man?", the latter adapted in his new book, How to Be Normal. Christman's second book includes essays on "How To Be White," "How to Be Religious," "How To Be Married," and more, in addition to new versions of the above. Find in it also brilliant analyses of middlebrow culture, bad movies, Mark Fisher, Christian fundamentalism, and more. With exquisite attention to syntax and prose, the astoundingly well-read Christman pairs a deceptively breezy style with radical openness. In his witty, original hands, seemingly "normal" subjects are rendered exceptional, and exceptionally."-- Provided by Amazon.


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Cleveland, Ohio : Belt Publishing, 2022.
Year Published: 2022
Description: 231 pages ; 19 cm
Language: English
Format: Book


Christman, Phil -- Essays.
Authors, American -- 21st century -- Essays.