The Book of (More) Delights: Essays


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Algonquin Books
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5.25 X 7.28 X 1.03 inches | 0.67 pounds

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About the Author

Ross Gay is the New York Times bestselling author of the essay collections The Book of Delights and Inciting Joy and four books of poetry. His Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and in 2022 was named an NEA Big Read title; and Be Holding won the 2021 PEN America Jean Stein Book Award. Gay is a founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free-fruit-for-all food justice and joy project and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He teaches at Indiana University.


"Another startling, sensuous collection of miniature essays... again and again, joy wins out over despair as Gay pays tribute to a world of people "'bumbling, flailing, hurting, failing, changing.'"--Booklist
"Keenly observed and delivered with deftness, these essays are a testament to the artfulness of attention and everyday joy."--Kirkus Reviews
"Enormously delightful. Gay is a master at amplifying the delights all around us"--Literary Hub
"Ross Gay is back, better than ever . . . This time he swings his basket higher, slower, for a whole new bevy of brainy and witty noticings."​--Garden & Gun
"Gay's work never sugar coats the difficulties or fragility of life, but it is still so hopeful." --Wild Geese Bookshop--USA Today
"Enchanting... These unforgettable vignettes will enhance readers' appreciation for their own surroundings." --Publishers Weekly
"Yes, please. I'll have another dose of delight."--Margaret Roach, The New York Times
"A feel-good book... [it] expertly whisks readers away to simpler times. The book's happy, worry-free vibes make it the ultimate vacation read, no matter the time of year."--Travel & Leisure
"Contains many delightful, ordinary joys."--The Presbyterian Outlook
"His delightful observations of everyday life are a reminder that joy is all around us, we just have to be willing to look for it"
"A lovely book continuing his celebration of the everyday delights! Staff recommended! Highly! Happily!"--My Edmund News