Get Thee to a Bakery: Essays

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University of Nebraska Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.52 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author
Rick Bailey is a retired English instructor who taught writing for thirty-eight years at Henry Ford College in Michigan. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Enjoy Agenda: At Home and Abroad (Nebraska, 2019) and American English, Italian Chocolate: Small Subjects of Great Importance (Nebraska, 2017).

"Rick Bailey has a deft comic touch. He can make even a flooding basement or a power outage fascinating and hilarious. The world is a more interesting and far funnier place when seen through his eyes."--Sharon Harrigan, author of Half
"Rick Bailey writes with a rare blend of intelligence and whimsy. Few essayists convey such joy in being alive. Bailey's prose is sharp and the essays in Get Thee to a Bakery are as accessible as they are profound."--Cal Freeman, author of Fight Songs
"Rick Bailey is an epicurean globetrotter, whisking us on a wholly satisfying culinary tour with equal measures of humor and heart. These short meditations on food, wine, music, place, and language are deliciously entertaining, a pleasure on the reading palate."--Dorene O'Brien, author of What It Might Feel Like to Hope
"I wanted to hang out with Bailey's essays longer than I was afforded. In them, I felt comfort, inspiration, joy."--Jody Gerbig, Brevity-- (3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM)
"Whether you love to people watch, enjoy virtual travelling, enjoy a spot of humour, or are simply looking for a great read, this is the book for you."--Susan Keefe, Midwest Book Review
"If Seinfeld was the show about nothing, this collection might be the book about everything." (4/26/2021 12:00:00 AM)
"Rick Bailey's essay collection is rich and refreshing, fun and jubilant, and an overall joy to read."--Stephanie Nesja, Colorado Review
"[Get Thee to a Bakery] is a masterclass in how to make art out of the quotidian."--Rachel Rueckert, Fourth Genre