Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving

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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Counterpoint LLC
Publish Date
Pages
228
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.2 X 0.76 inches | 0.69 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781582434957

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About the Author

Michael Downing's novels include the national bestseller Perfect Agreement, named one of the 10 Best Books of the year by Amazon and Newsday, and Breakfast with Scot, a comedy about two gay men who inadvertently become parents. An American Library Association honor book, Breakfast with Scot was adapted as a movie that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. His nonfiction includes Shoes Outside the Door: Desire, Devotion, and Excess at San Francisco Zen Center, hailed by the New York Review of Books as a dramatic and insightful narrative history of the first Buddhist monastery outside of Asia, and by the Los Angeles Times as a highly readable book. His essays and reviews appear in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and other periodicals. Michael teaches creative writing at Tufts University. He and his partner have lived together in Cambridge for more than 25 years.

Reviews

"While the history is awash in tedious legislative minutiae, Downing brings it to life by dramatizing politicians and various industries pitted against one another in absurd, often hilarious debates. It's a colorful story of something we all take to be fundamental, but through history has been maddening, divisive and baffling."--Publishers Weekly

"Novelist Downing writes gracefully, with a penchant for the strange detail, and he draws much mirth from the facts about [daylight savings time] and its amorphous benefits."--Booklist