And Then We Danced: A Voyage Into the Groove


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Simon & Schuster
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5.4 X 8.3 X 0.8 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Henry Alford has written for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times for two decades. His books include And Then We Danced, How to Live, and Big Kiss, which won a Thurber Prize for American humor.


"[And Then We Danced] is in one sense a celebration of hoofer in all its wonder and variety, from abandon to refinement. But it is also history, investigation, memoir and even, in its smart, sly way, self-help... very funny, but more, it is joyful--a dance all its own."
--Vanity Fair

"I've never seen Henry Alford dance, but my God, can he write. His funny and brilliant book has prose that jiggles, bounces, bops and twists. No matter what your background in dance--whether you spent your prom sitting in the corner staring at your lap, or you're a choreographer with Alvin Ailey--this book will entertain and enlighten you."
--A.J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of The Know-It-All

"Henry Alford's new book is an exhilarating twirl through the dance world. With passion, wit and style to spare, he knows just how to lead us--and not even wallflowers will be able to resist."
--Abigail Tucker, bestselling author of The Lion in the Living Room

"Henry Alford has done the impossible. From the comfort of your chair, you can savor all the fun, joy, and intrigue of dance and its colorful history. The calorie burn too, although that may be from your uncontrollable laughter. A spectacular read."
--Sandra Tsing Loh, author of The Madwoman in the Volvo

"Delicious, hilarious, brilliant--who else but Henry Alford could write about an art form and its luminaries so unpretentiously? I just loved this witty and endearing book."
--Elinor Lipman, bestselling author of On Turpentine Lane