Like the aerially gifted diarist of the title of this collection of short, subversive, wickedly funny pieces, Randy Cohen flies over the slick landscape of America, deftly bombing his favorite targets.
Winner of an Emmy as a writer for David Letterman’s TV show, Cohen is also known for laser-sharp pieces appearing in the New Yorker, The Nation, and Harper’s. This is a collection of previously published features which those tuned in to Cohen’s “subversive” views, should appreciate…Cohen’s nimble wit targets glib counselors on the electronic medium; a sexy teenaged would-be model (“I study Dan Rather; he smolders”); a man escaping humdrum ways by living in trees; runaway housewives pursued by a “mom squad” et al. These outlandish types come alive via the pen of this talented satirist. — Publishers Weekly