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One Day Author Gene Weingarten Characters ↠ 102 Een Christmas and New Year's turned out to be filled with comedy tragedy implausible irony cosmic comeuppances kindness cruelty heroism cowardice genius idiocy prejudice selflessness coincidence and startling moments of human connection along with evocative foreshadowing of momentous events yet to come Lives were lost Lives were saved Lives were altered. It s hard to beat this premise the history of one day in recent American history chosen through three random draws out of a hat month date and year and it s hard to beat the way Gene Weingarten executes itThe day December 28 1986 is almost perfectly nondescript as well as perfectly situated between the two worlds bifurcated by the rise of the personal computer and internet It also helps that it takes place in the year I turned 4 years old when I was too yoiung to remember but old enough to be influenced by the culture this book exploresAnd what a culture The rise of AIDS the seething yet ignored racism the big hair the last vestiges of kids doing whatever the hell they wanted until dinner the days when creepers and killers could operate without international media coverage and everyday men and women living their lives unaware of how their very way of being would be upended in less than a decade by enormous technological forces unleashed by young men with names like Gates and Jobs just then coming into their ownWeingarten distills all of this into what amounts to 18 short stories each a separate chronicle not only of what happened at a specific time that day but also the events leading up to it and spiraling away from it In some cases that involves issues as complicated as race AIDS and politics in others it s as simple as a grieving father s activism or a conflicted man s decision to change his sexHis writing style is what you d expect from an award winning newspaper columnist It s the easygoing almost jocular style of the human interest writer He knows how to spin a yarn in other words and how to keep the reader guessing until the last minute That works almost all of the time sometimes the story is really so mundane that it can t support the tension Weingarten attempts to create and sometimes the story is so serious and engrossing that Weingarten s informality is distracting But overall it s nearly perfect any book whose basis is drawn out of a hat can t take itself too seriously even if it s the product of six years of research Weingarten seems to understand that and as a result he creates a work that s greater than the sum of its parts a beautiful collection of stories that serve as a snapshot of an era long vanished Levels of Life vestiges of kids doing whatever the hell they wanted until dinner the days when creepers and killers could operate without international media coverage and everyday men and women living their lives unaware of how their A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court very way of being would be upended in less than a decade by enormous technological forces unleashed by young men with names like Gates and Jobs just then coming into their ownWeingarten distills all of this into what amounts to 18 short stories each a separate chronicle not only of what happened at a specific time that day but also the events leading up to it and spiraling away from it In some cases that involves issues as complicated as race AIDS and politics in others it s as simple as a grieving father s activism or a conflicted man s decision to change his sexHis writing style is what you d expect from an award winning newspaper columnist It s the easygoing almost jocular style of the human interest writer He knows how to spin a yarn in other words and how to keep the reader guessing until the last minute That works almost all of the time sometimes the story is really so mundane that it can t support the tension Weingarten attempts to create and sometimes the story is so serious and engrossing that Weingarten s informality is distracting But overall it s nearly perfect any book whose basis is drawn out of a hat can t take itself too seriously even if it s the product of six years of research Weingarten seems to understand that and as a result he creates a work that s greater than the sum of its parts a beautiful collection of stories that serve as a snapshot of an era long The Face on the Milk Carton vanished

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One Day Author Gene Weingarten Characters ↠ 102 On New Year's Day 2013 two time Pulitzer Prize winner Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to literally pluck a day month and year from a hat That day chosen completely at random turned out to be Sunday December 28 1986 by any conventional measure a most ordinary day Weingarten spent the next six years proving that there is no such thingThat Sunday betw. There is no such thing as an ordinary life Mark TwainIt seems there s no such thing as an ordinary day either This book is full of captivating stories many which spin out into multiple dramas events that changed the course of lives some that ended tragically all which made me ponder what at first seems like the mundane but is actually miraculous the sublimity of every momentIt s a clever concept one which is best left for the author to explain Like all origin stories involving writers this one involves desperation My editor and I were bouncing ideas off each other for books and I wondered what happened on May 17 1957 He said that s a good idea try to find a single random day the most irreducible unit of human experience really midnight to midnight and examine the idea of whether there s even such a thing as an ordinary day Or does every day encompass the full human conditionAs it turns out when they asked three strangers to pull names out of a hat they ended up with a Sunday the worst news day of the week with a day between Christmas and New Year s the worst news week of the year and in what they deemed to be an unremarkable year December 28 1986And yet the author who believes there s a story in everything provides us with 18 unconnected stories that go beyond the facts and players The stories range from the simple a problematic weather vane to the heroic two different men in two different towns try to save children from a fire to the tragic and horrifying homicide and its aftermath There are jubilant stories and heart wrenching ones a few famous folks but mostly just a lot of people like us or those we knowThis book took six years to complete and I can understand why They are not merely human interest stories they dig deep and wide provoke thoughtful consideration and in the end made me feel the significance of every day every choice and all that makes up a life A string of ordinary days and every day moments that lead to a whole What the author calls the wonder of being We are all serving time on death row only the length of our stay is indeterminate Dead people walking If our lives are to be fulfilling we must be grateful for the experience aloneAmen to that Gene I highly recommend this book for its storytelling but most of all for the far reaching goal of trying to explain the concept of a day the soul of it and to answer the uestion of whether a day can encompass the full human condition I ll leave it up to you to decide once you read the book The Face on the Milk Carton vane to the heroic two different men in two different towns try to save children from a fire to the tragic and horrifying homicide and its aftermath There are jubilant stories and heart wrenching ones a few famous folks but mostly just a lot of people like us or those we knowThis book took six years to complete and I can understand why They are not merely human interest stories they dig deep and wide provoke thoughtful consideration and in the end made me feel the significance of every day every choice and all that makes up a life A string of ordinary days and every day moments that lead to a whole What the author calls the wonder of being We are all serving time on death row only the length of our stay is indeterminate Dead people walking If our lives are to be fulfilling we must be grateful for the experience aloneAmen to that Gene I highly recommend this book for its storytelling but most of all for the far reaching goal of trying to explain the concept of a day the soul of it and to answer the uestion of whether a day can encompass the full human condition I ll leave it up to you to decide once you read the book

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One Day Author Gene Weingarten Characters ↠ 102 In overwhelming ways Many of these events never made it into the news; they were private dramas in the lives of private people They were utterly compelling One Day asks and answers the uestion of whether there is even such a thing as ordinary when we are talking about how we all lurch and stumble our way through the daily daunting challenge of being huma. Well the master of American feature writing has done it rising to his own challenge to prove once and for all that s there s no such thing as an uneventful day even if by bad luck of the draw that day happens to fall in the newspaper person s dead zone between Christmas and New Year s Gene Weingarten finds an impressive amount of totally human stories that happened on Dec 28 1986 and goes back and re reports them unveiling an astonishing amount of details I never should have doubted him but I did Read it and weep


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