Books by Susan Orlean

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Susan Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992. She is the author of seven books, including Rin Tin Tin, Saturday Night, and The Orchid Thief, which was made into the Academy Award-winning film Adaptation. She lives with her family and her animals in upstate New York and may be reached at SusanOrlean.com and Twitter.com/SusanOrlean.

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The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Susan Orlean
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK   A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii—a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named...
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You Are Ready For Takeoff: A Short Trip
You Are Ready For Takeoff: A Short Trip
by Susan Orlean
As we struggle with new anxieties, the New York Times bestselling author of The Library Book tackles an old fear in this insightful and hypnotizingly funny essay about taking off and letting go.Susan Orlean has a full-on phobia of flying—an epic inconvenience for an author on a national book tour. With her trademark curiosity, she...
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On Animals
On Animals
by Susan Orlean
NATIONAL BESTSELLER “Magnificent.” —The New York Times * “Beguiling, observant, and howlingly funny.” —San Francisco Chronicle * “Spectacular.” —Star Tribune (Minneapolis)* “Full of astonishments.” —The Boston Globe Susan Orlean—the beloved New Yorker staff writer hailed as “a national treasure” by The Washington Post and the author of...
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My Kind of Place: Travel Stories from a Woman Who's Been Everywhere
My Kind of Place: Travel Stories from a Woman Who's Been Everywhere
by Susan Orlean
New Yorker writer and author of The Library Book takes readers on a series of remarkable journeys in this uniquely witty, sophisticated, and far-flung travel book. In this irresistible collection of adventures far and near, Orlean conducts a tour of the world via its subcultures, from the heart of the African music scene in...
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The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People
The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People
by Susan Orlean
The bestselling author of The Orchid Thief and The Library Book is back with this delightfully entertaining collection of her best and brightest profiles. Acclaimed New Yorker writer Susan Orlean brings her wry sensibility, exuberant voice, and peculiar curiosities to a fascinating range of subjects—from the well known (Bill Blass) to...
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Saturday Night
Saturday Night
by Susan Orlean
Twenty years ago, before she wrote The Orchid Thief or was hailed as “a national treasure” by The Washington Post, Susan Orlean was a journalist with a question: What makes Saturday night so special? To answer it, she embarked on a remarkable journey across the country and spent the evening with all sorts of people in all sorts of...
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Rin Tin Tin Enhanced eBook: The Life and the Legend
Rin Tin Tin Enhanced eBook: The Life and the Legend
by Susan Orlean
Featuring more than seventy-five photographs and almost a dozen rarely seen videos from Rin Tin Tin’s legendary career, this Enhanced eBook edition of Susan Orlean’s Rin Tin Tin vividly illustrates the life and legacy of the canine hero.He believed the dog was immortal. So begins Susan Orlean’s sweeping, powerfully moving account of Rin...
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Throw Me a Bone: 50 Healthy, Canine Taste-Tested Recipes for Snacks, Meals, and Treats
Throw Me a Bone: 50 Healthy, Canine Taste-Tested Recipes for Snacks, Meals, and Treats
by Cooper Gillespie, Susan Orlean
Cooper Gillespie, an extremely intelligent and handsome Welsh springer spaniel, is a dog of discriminating taste and strong opinions. Now Cooper, with the assistance of cookbook author Sally Sampson and the transcription services of his favorite human, Susan Orlean, has put together 50 delectable recipes for snacks, meals, and treats for...
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