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!DOWNLOAD EPUB ☩ The Secret Parts of Fortune: Three Decades of Intense Investigations and Edgy Enthusiasms ♖ One part intellectual and one part private eye, Ron Rosenbaum takes readers into the secret parts of the great mysteries, controversies, and enigmas of our time, including the occult rituals of Skull and Bones, the legendary Yale secret society that has produced spies and presidents, including George Bush and George W Bush the Secrets of the Little Blue Box, the classic story of Captain Crunch and the birth of hacker culture the unorthodox cancer cure clinics of Tijuana the Great Ivy League Nude Posture Photo Scandal the unsolved murder of JFK s mistress Also including sharp, funny cultural critiques that range from Elvis to Elisabeth K bler Ross, Bill Gates to Oliver Stone, and JD Salinger to the Zagat guide, The Secret Parts of Fortune is a vital record of American culture So, anyone reading these reviews probably gets the idea that I love Ron Rosenbaum to distraction They d be right This is a collection of his magazine pieces and newspaper columns spanning the decades Rosenbaum s voice is so strikingly empathetic without losing that urbane freelancer s edge that makes the New Yorker and Harper s so readable He is honest without being ironic or dismissive And everything he writes about comes alive as a result He is also disarmingly frank about including hims So, anyone reading these reviews probably gets the idea that I love Ron Rosenbaum to distraction They d be right This is a collection of his magazine pieces and newspaper columns spanning the decades Rosenbaum s voice is so strikingly empathetic without losing that urbane freelancer s edge that makes the New Yorker and Harper s so readable He is honest without being ironic or dismissive And everything he writes about comes alive as a result He is also disarmingly frank about including himself in the story, which is such a welcome contrast, I think, from other,self aggrandizing practioners of New Journalism I took this book with me on a trip to Turkey and found the short pieces perfect for traveling The book is thick, but you won t need anything else wherever you are going A collection by a conspiracy connoisseur that includes essays on Pynchon, Nabokov, Skull And Bones, Hitler, Kim Philby, Miracle Dentists, Watergate, AND Burt Reynolds Be still my beating heart The Dixie Chicks are among Ron Rosenbaum s passions, joining an extended circle that includes Shakespeare, about whom the New York cultural critic writes better anddeeply than any living American academic scholar, taking special note of what most of them don t the auditory imagination at its best and sometimes most literal the too little known Southern comic novelist Charles Portis, whose books Rosenbaum single handedly campaigned to get back in print rave mom poet Ann Magnuson and The Dixie Chicks are among Ron Rosenbaum s passions, joining an extended circle that includes Shakespeare, about whom the New York cultural critic writes better anddeeply than any living American academic scholar, taking special note of what most of them don t the auditory imagination at its best and sometimes most literal the too little known Southern comic novelist Charles Portis, whose books Rosenbaum single handedly campaigned to get back in print rave mom poet Ann Magnuson and various human incarnations of the mystery of evil.Indeed, Rosenbaum s post Columbine column, Pearl Jam and Littleton The Theodicy of Last Kiss, which ran in the NEW YORK OBSERVER, offered the most intelligent and ideology resistant views of the student massacre that I read anywhere, in part because he has a poet s mind he not only resists the ease of conventional explanations, but he is also able to amalgamate disparate experiences, as T.S Eliot again put the matter Rosenbaum s intelligence and erudition are dazzling, as readers of EXPLAINING HITLER THE SEARCH FOR THE ORIGINS OF HIS EVIL But this new collection which includes his pieces on the above subjects, sets a new standard for cultural affairs journalism The Dixie Chicks piece is stellar and since Rosenbaum s specialty remains making the most highly intellectual topics accessible for the general reader and vice versa, is it too much to say that we his privates be originally published, in part, in the NASHVILLE SCENE This book was fabulous, an elegantly written, intense and edgy compendium by a smartypants journalist There are some laugh out loud moments in this book Long Islanders and those who have hated, dated, or loved those inhabit the 516 will find his essay on the island that functions as Manhattan s crazy cousin hilarious. Rosenbaum s writing is simultaneously dark, conspiratorial, exciting, and sometimes strangely uplifting This book covers a lot of ground, and it s probably best read in short bursts A little goes a long way and will leave you thinking about the strangeness that is life for a long time afterwards I read it years ago, and I still find myself wondering about some of these stories Highly recommended. Started but didn t finish it I didn t really like the author s snarky style. One of three immensely interesting works of journalism and scholarship, the others being Explaining Hitler, and Shakespeare Wars. I did not like the style of the author s writing The book is a compilation of various articles written by Ron Rosenbaum about many different subjects I found his writing to be a little bit scattered and difficult to follow I m not talking about each chapter being a different subject I expect that in a compilation, obviously Some of the articles were better,concise, andclearly written than others, and the subjects were interesting, but for the most part I found his writing too I did not like the style of the author s writing The book is a compilation of various articles written by Ron Rosenbaum about many different subjects I found his writing to be a little bit scattered and difficult to follow I m not talking about each chapter being a different subject I expect that in a compilation, obviously Some of the articles were better,concise, andclearly written than others, and the subjects were interesting, but for the most part I found his writing too hard to slog through A tour of the real american underground barbiturate addicted twin OBGYNs, phone phreakers and Yale s Skull and Bones society Proof the country is stranger than you can imagine.