By Dinty W. Moore

Between Panic and Desire, named after cities in Pennsylvania, unearths Dinty W. Moore on the best of his astutely humorous shape. A booklet that may be named after one among its chapters, “A Post-Nixon, Post-panic, Post-modern, Post-mortem,” this assortment is an unconventional memoir of 1 guy and his tradition, which additionally occurs to be our own.
Blending narrative and quizzes, reminiscence and numerology, and imagined interviews and conversations with useless presidents on television, the e-book dizzily files the disorienting adventure of transforming into up in a postmodern international. the following we see how the main occasions within the author’s early life—the Kennedy assassination, Nixon’s resignation, gazing Father is aware Best, and shedding acid atop the area exchange middle, to call a few—shaped the way in which he sees occasions either worldwide and private this present day. extra to the purpose, we see how those occasions formed, and doubtless even distorted, today’s global for all who spent their early life within the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. A curious meditation on kinfolk and bereavement, longing and worry, self-loathing and wish, Between Panic and Desire unfolds in kaleidoscopic forms—a coroner’s file, a television motion picture script, a Zen koan—aptly reflecting the emergence of a fractured digital America.

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