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The Fiddler in the SubwayOo uickly Other classic stories the one about “The Great Zucchini” a wildly popular but personally flawed children’s entertainer the search for the Fiddler in the MOBI #241 official “Armpit of America” a profile of the typical American nonvoter all of them reveal as much about their readers as they do their subjec. First let me say that Weingarten is an incredible writer However something that he did in the introduction bothered me throughout the book He was a bit too specific about his process so it was difficult for me to really feel the magic of his writing I suppose I prefer to have illusion and distance The discussion of his methods and philosophy which I'm sure is interesting to aspiring writers allowed me to see too deeply beyond the words into the intent I didn't feel the emotion that I usually really like in essays and I think the introduction was the reason why Even in the gut wrenching essay about babies being left to die in cars in which he admitted to once having a near miss himself I didn't feel any real emotion Contrast that to the famous Philip Becker columns by usually restrained George Will Something just felt off when he tried to engage my feelings or showed his own It just wasn't believable somehow It felt perfunctoryWhat I liked especially about his work is that he fully explores a topic from the minutae to the big point Not many do that amount of burrowing He would come at the theme from several different way and often connected them in surprising and creative ways I think this thoroughness is my favorite aspect of his writing

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CHARACTERS The Fiddler in the Subway 107 Í [PDF / Epub] ⚣ The Fiddler in the Subway ✈ Gene Weingarten – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk GENE WEINGARTEN IS THE O HENRY OF AMERICAN JOURNALISM Simply the best storyteller around Weingarten describes the world as you think it is before revealing how it actually is—in narratives that are GENE WEGENE WEINGARTEN IS THE O HENRY OF in the Epub #223 AMERICAN JOURNALISM Simply the best storyteller around Weingarten describes the world as you think it is before revealing how it actually is in narratives that are by turns hilarious heartwarming and provocative but always memorable Millions of people know the title piece a. I would recommend this book to anybody who reads I would recommend this book to anybody who writes and publishes or secretly writes or doesn’t write but wants to or who is learning to tell stories I would recommend this book to people who don’t read and would rather be playing video games or watching a ball game while gulping Bud LightI would recommend this for a beach read because there are lots of brilliant short pieces that alternate with long feature articles—moving and funny and totally unexpected knock the breath out you heartbreakersI would recommend this book for an education—on indigenous cultures politics terrorism and travel And I would recommend this to people who prefer stories about human nature to two dimensional relationship stories but even if you like the flat stuff I’d bet money you’ll like this tooI would recommend this to people like me who love the craft and mechanics of writing and want to see a master at work I love shop talk but if you are a person who doesn’t like seeing behind the curtain of how good writing happens just skip the book’s introductionIn short I would recommend this book to all human beings—with one caveat the writing is so good it may ruin you for anything lessHere is a video of violinist Joshua Bell playing Bach’s Chaconne—the piece he played in the famous subway performance that is the title of this collection It seems fitting to add this virtuoso performance to a review of a virtuoso writer The feature “Fiddler in the Subway” won a Pulitzer So did the feature “A Fatal Distraction”

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Bout violinist Joshua Bell which originally began as a stunt What would The Fiddler PDF or happen if you put a world class musician outside a Washington DC subway station to play for spare change Would anyone even notice The answer was no Weingarten’s story went viral becoming a widely referenced lesson about life lived t. Gene Weingarten is the sort of writer who produces the sort of writing that should be read by those who hope to write and deliver a compelling narrative at least once a weekThe introduction is a writing course in six pages Weingarten tells us how to write well how to grab and keep readers' and listeners' attentionEach selection included in this altogether too brief anthology is accompanied by Weingarten's own commentary which continues his introductory instructionEach selection is masterful and profoundly humanIf you intend to tell stories of lasting import you must read and study this book