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Scott Simon

Full Name: Scott Simon
Gender: Male
Number of Works: 16
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ISBN: 0812973305, 9780812973303
Keywords: birds, pretty
Pages: 368
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1400068495, 9781400068494
Keywords: meant, baby
Pages: 192
Published: 2010
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1400065577, 9781400065578
Keywords: politics, novel, city, windy
Pages: 384
Published: 2008
  • Rating: 60%

The acclaimed author of the intensely powerful novel Pretty Birds, Scott Simon now gives us a story that is both laugh-out-loud funny and heart-piercing–as sprawling and brawling as Chicago, where politics is a contact sport.The mayor of Chicago is found in his office late at night, sitting in his boxer shorts, facedown dead in a pizza. The mayor was a hero and a rascal: dynamic, charming, ingenious, corruptible, and a masterly manipulator. The city mourns. But it’s discovered that the mayor was murdered–shortly after he may have begun to squeal on some of his colleagues at C
ISBN: 0786886528, 9780786886524
Keywords: fan, memoir, home
Pages: 368
Published: 2000
  • Rating: 80%

The host of NPR's Weekend Edition comes through with the perfect Father's Daygift?a memoir that is the ideal blend of wit, reportage, and plain old-fashioned storytelling. NPR'S Scott Simon, is also a devout sports fan, a proud son of Chicago, and a devoted son and stepson. His love of sports is the vein he mines for this exquisitely written memoir. From his beloved father, a hard-drinking comedian who died when Scott was sixteen, to Ralph, his scholarly, affectionate stepfather; from Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers, and their struggle against mortality to the former stars of the Chicago Bulls,
ISBN: 0813345758, 9780813345758
Keywords: taiwan, tanners
Pages: Unknown
Published: 2005

Tanners of Taiwan is an ethnography of identity construction set in the leather-tanning communities of Southern Taiwan. Through life history analysis and ethnographic observation, Simon examines what it means to be Chinese - or alternatively Taiwanese - in contemporary Taiwan. Under forty years of martial law from 1947 to 1987, the Chinese Nationalist Party tried to create a Chinese identity in Taiwan through ideological campaigns that reached deep into families, schools and workplaces. They justified their rule through a development narrative that Chinese culture and good policy contributed t