Dressed Up for a Riot: Misadventures in Putin's Moscow

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$18.00  $16.74
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Pages
288
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780374538163

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About the Author
Michael Idov is an award-winning journalist, a screenwriter, and the author of the novel Ground Up (FSG, 2009). From 2006 to 2012, he was a contributing editor at New York magazine and won three National Magazine Awards for his writing; he edited GQ Russia from 2012 to 2014. Born in 1976 in Riga, Latvia, Idov moved to the United States in 1992 and currently lives in Berlin.
Reviews

"Insightful and entertaining . . . A fascinating book that illuminates the hard reality -- and absurdity -- of modern-day Moscow." --Malcolm Forbes, The StarTribune

"Idov is fascinating and extremely funny and it's a great pleasure to accompany him on his adventures in modern day Russia. But perhaps the greatest strength of this book is that he takes the occasion to explain what's actually happening there with a depth and originality that has eluded even the best political commentators." --Joe Weisberg, Creator / Executive Producer, The Americans

"Phenomenally funny and insightful. Idov has managed something fiendishly difficult: to use his personal experience in the glamorous vortex of Moscow high life to give a damning portrayal of a whole system. 'How to Lose Friends and Alienate People' meets Orwell.'" --Peter Pomerantsev, author of Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible

"Insightful . . . Informative . . . Idov . . . is well-versed in the politics of hipster culture as well as the upper echelons of government" --Kirkus Reviews

"Filled in jaunty, Page Six-style with the antics of Muscovite movers and shakers, and offering an unparalleled glimpse into how Russians view themselves and their place on the world stage, Dressed Up for a Riot delivers a fascinating, funny take on Idov's three quixotic years in modern Moscow." --Booklist