The Book of Delights by Ross Gay audiobook

The Book of Delights: Essays

By Ross Gay
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The winner of the NBCC Award for Poetry offers up a spirited collection of short lyric essays, written daily over a tumultuous year, reminding us of the purpose and pleasure of praising, extolling, and celebrating ordinary wonders. Ross Gay's The Book of Delights is a genre-defying book of essays- some as short as a paragraph; some as long as five pages-that record the small joys that occurred in one year, from birthday to birthday, and that we often overlook in our busy lives. His is a meditation on delight that takes a clear-eyed view of the complexities, even the terrors, in his life, including living in America as a black man; the ecological and psychic violence of our consumer culture; the loss of those he loves.

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New York Times bestseller

A Midwest Indie Bestseller in Hardcover Nonfiction

The winner of the NBCC Award for Poetry offers up a spirited collection of short lyric essays, written daily over a tumultuous year, reminding us of the purpose and pleasure of praising, extolling, and celebrating ordinary wonders. Ross Gay's The Book of Delights is a genre-defying book of essays- some as short as a paragraph; some as long as five pages-that record the small joys that occurred in one year, from birthday to birthday, and that we often overlook in our busy lives. His is a meditation on delight that takes a clear-eyed view of the complexities, even the terrors, in his life, including living in America as a black man; the ecological and psychic violence of our consumer culture; the loss of those he loves.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The delights he extols here (music, laughter, generosity, poetry, lots of nature) are bulwarks against casual cruelties. As such they feel purposeful and imperative as well as contagious in their joy.” New York Times Book Review
“These charming, digressive ‘essayettes’…attest to an imagination cultivated in hostile conditions. Gay’s optimism is as easy as it is improbable.’" New Yorker
“A reminder of what the personal essay is best at: finding the profound in the mundane…It’s hard to read Gay and not to be won over.” Seattle Times
“Ross Gay’s eye lands upon wonder at every turn, bolstering my belief in the countless small miracles that surround us.” Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner and US Poet Laureate

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Author

Author Bio: Ross Gay

Author Bio: Ross Gay

Ross Gay is the author of The Book of Delights: Essays and three books of poetry. Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, the Ohioana Book Award, the Balcones Poetry Prize, and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award, and it was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. He is a founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free-fruit-for-all food justice and joy project. He has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He teaches at Indiana University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 5.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English