The Accidental Life by Terry McDonell, Reviewed.
I heard about The Accidental Life on National Public Radio, in a Renee Montagne interview. (Can anyone who reads Mark Rubin Writes imagine life without NPR?) I was not familiar with Terry McDonell, but I bought his book within days. Reading it has been a pleasure!
Terry McDonell has been a major-league magazine editor for decades. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Esquire, Smart, and Us Weekly, Managing Editor of Rolling Stone and Sports Illustrated, etc. Mr. McDonell’s métier? Bringing to his magazines great essays by fiction writers extraordinaire. And producing great books, weekly and monthly.
Mr. McDonell uses the essay format for The Accidental Life