The Means


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Mariner Books
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6.1 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 0.85 pounds
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About the Author

Amy Fusselman is the author of four nonfiction books: Idiophone; Savage Park: A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Afraid to Die; 8; and The Pharmacist's Mate. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Atlantic, McSweeney's, and many other outlets. She lives with her family in New York City where she teaches creative writing at New York University.


This charming novel bears the Fusselman touch that makes all of her books so brilliant: touching, uncanny, and deceptively simple observations that dismantle complex assumptions about the world. -- Sarah Manguso, author of Very Cold People

"This book, about ballet and beauty, philosophy and family, reinforces Amy Fusselman's status as one of our best interrogators of how we live now, and how we should live. As always, Fusselman asks tough questions and answers them with rare lyricism and candor." -- Dave Eggers on Idiophone

"Amy Fusselman is a genius with language, every sentence manages to surprise; they wend themselves into your brain--your everything, really. -- Nylon Magazine on Idiophone

"Fusselman's writing feels like a scroll unfurling page by page, and the connections she makes here are surprising and delightful. This book is a place where anything can happen." -- Village Voice on Idiophone

Fusselman's conversational, intimate voice and heartfelt musings charm the reader. In less than 100 pages she movingly conjures an impressive emotional depth and range, making The Pharmacist's Mate seem like a much longer work. -- San Francisco Chronicle

Ms. Fusselman's book affected me deeply. The talent displayed therein was unnerving. -- Zadie Smith on The Pharmacist's Mate