By Mike Sager
Best-selling writer Mike Sager has been referred to as “the Beat poet of yankee journalism, that infrequent reporter who could make literature out of shabby reality.” The Lonely Hedonist: precise tales of intercourse, medicines, Dinosaurs and Peter Dinklage is Sager’s 6th choice of real stories—sixteen intimate profiles of larger-than-life american citizens, either recognized and obscure:
The founding father of a Beverly Hills intercourse membership who has every thing he ever sought after yet misses his outdated existence. the main outstanding dinosaur fossil ever found—and by no means obvious by means of the general public. The forgotten 6th founding member of the seminal rap crew N.W.A. The whirlwind way of life of California’s busiest marijuana health professional. the main attention-grabbing guy on this planet, in retirement. the previous advertising guy who's dwelling off the grid on a small plot in suburbia. the key lifetime of a clown—what occurs while the folk you’re attempting to please start hating you?
Plus, Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage, Hollywood genius J.J. Abrams, television pitchman Ron Popeil (Operators are status by!), the male twiglet who spent two decades as a member of a cult, the tiny island within the Pacific the place dominating soccer avid gamers are made and exported in remarkable numbers, and the key group of underground hash oil makers often called Wooks.
“Mike Sager writes approximately areas and occasions we seldom get a glance at,” stated Pulitizer Prize–winning writer Richard Ben Cramer. “But with Sager accountable for the entire telling information, he indicates us heritage, humanity, humor, occasionally even honor. He makes us joyful to dwell with our eyes vast open.”
“For 4 a long time, Mike Sager has been certainly one of our best practitioners of characteristic journal writing, making a choice on up the place the recent Journalism Gods—Wolfe, Talese,Thompson, et al—left off. This most up-to-date trove of Sager’s impossible to resist model of social anthropology exhibits him in height shape, even if writing approximately celebrities, like J.J. Abrams and Peter Dinklage, or the standard collecting of bonafide American originals that locate their means into his stories–a family-owned intercourse toys manufacturing facility, a relatives farm, a weed health professional, a clown, a guy who began a intercourse membership in Beverly Hills, and more.”
–Alex Belth, Editor, EsquireClassic.com
“Filled with unforgettable personalities and muscular sentences that suggest enterprise, Sager’s excellent tales of celebrities, dreamers and capitalists take readers throughout the warped frontier of recent American extra and trade, they usually find the soreness and sweetness at the hours of darkness circles lower than America’s eyes. fortunately, Sager has a superb feel of humor.”
–Aaron Gilbreath, editor, Longreads.com, writer, Everything We Don’t Know
“I were partial to Sager’s paintings approximately considering that I realized to learn. no matter if he’s profiling the actor Peter Dinklage, a certified clown, or almond farmers in California’s important Valley, Sager provides a peek into his subject’s soul. How he does it continues to be a mystery.”
–Elon eco-friendly, contributor, Harvard University’s Neiman Storyboard, The New Yorker
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The Lonely Hedonist: True Stories of Sex, Drugs, Dinosaurs and Peter Dinklage by Mike Sager