Off Ramp: Adventures and Heartache in the American Elsewhere

Off Ramp: Adventures and Heartache in the American Elsewhere

by Hank Stuever
Off Ramp: Adventures and Heartache in the American Elsewhere

Off Ramp: Adventures and Heartache in the American Elsewhere

by Hank Stuever

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Overview

In his unique, funny, and haunting reports from "Elsewhere," Hank Stuever records the odd and touching realities of modern life in everyday places. Elsewhere might be revealed in the tract-house adventures of a home-décor reality show, at a discount funeral home in a strip mall, or in the story of an armed man named Honey Bear in the hunt for his beloved but now missing sleeper sofa which he left in a store unit. Off Ramp shows us America through the humorous gaze of Hank Stuever, who finds beauty in the midst of the most unlikely and invisible lives and places.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312424886
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 08/01/2005
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Hank Stuever's work is currently seen in The Washington Post, where he is a staff writer. He has twice been named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing and has appeared on Today, MSNBC, and various radio programs. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Elsewhere, Next Exit: A Prefacexi
Traded Spaces
The Couch That Warped Space-Time3
Panic Rooms12
Modern Bride25
Invisible Airplane
Prequel Dreams55
The Josie Problem71
Evil Queens79
I Don't Know How to Love Him83
Recallifornia91
Wonder Woman's Powers106
Everything Must Go
Other People's Stuff119
Scooch Over130
The Faster Lane136
Sci-Fido146
Living Alone154
Off Ramps
All Faiths161
Spirits Having Floated188
Notes on Kamp195
Service Is Needed in Layaway206
Xanadu Tuesdays210
Where Credit Is Due220
Could It Happen Here
Nine-ish239
Blonder Heads Prevailed244
What We Talk About When We Talk About Chandra254
Snipers 'n' Things264
Missing Pieces268
Unassigned Lands278
Acknowledgments295
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