The New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Delights and Inciting Joy is back with exactly the book we need in these unsettling times.

Product Code: 9186
ISBN: 9781643753096
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Algonquin
Pages: 304
Published Date: 09/19/2023
Availability:In stock
Price: $28.00

In Ross Gay’s new collection of small, daily wonders, again written over the course of a year, one of America’s most original voices continues his ongoing investigation of delight.

For Gay, what delights us is what connects us, what gives us meaning, from the joy of hearing a nostalgic song blasting from a passing car to the pleasure of refusing the “nefarious” scannable QR code menus, from the tiny dog he fell hard for to his mother baking a dozen kinds of cookies for her grandchildren. As always, Gay revels in the natural world—sweet potatoes being harvested, a hummingbird carousing in the beebalm, a sunflower growing out of a wall around the cemetery, the shared bounty from a neighbor’s fig tree—and the trillion mysterious ways this glorious earth delights us.

The Book of (More) Delights is a volume to savor and share.

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1. My Birthday, Again
2. The Wide Berth
3. Jeff Being Jeff
4. Communal Walking Stick
5. The Perfect Notebook
6. The Perfect Spoon (or Cup)
7. The Clothesline
8. Free Stuff
9. Daisy Returns
10. Alright Baby!
11. The Full Moon!
12. Shortcut
13. Babies Again (Seriously)
14. Animalympics
15. Under the Table
16. Hole in the Head, Redux; Coda: Negreeting
17. The Lady in the Tree
18. The Lady on the Porch
19. How Good It Feels
20. Braces on Adults
21. (Foot-End- Etc.) Notes
22. Dream Dancing
23. Sweet Potato Harvest
24. Squirrel in a Pumpkin
25. Blue-Spectacle Tulips Hearty to Zone 4
26. Snoopy
27. One Million Kisses
28. Honey Buns
29. Lyrica
30. Vernacular Driving
31. As Is My Mother’s Way Sometimes
32. Goodbye Nana
33. Unusual Mailbox
34. Boom: Here’s Loo
35. Gnomes
36. OREO Speedwagon
37. Dad in Dream Unaging
38. My Neighbor’s Face
39. Scarecrow the World
40. Michael McDonald
41. Mistranscription
42. DeBarge on Tiny Desk
43. Garlic Sprouting
44. Being Read To
45. Gucci
46. Helmets Free
47. The Complimentary Function
48. Early!
49. Be Direct
50. Imposter (Syndrome)
51. The Tagolog Word for Which
52. Truly Overnight Sometimes It Seems
53. Not This Dog
54. I’d Prefer Not To
55. Improvised Pocket Parks
56. The Purple Iris Angel
57. Tag and Such
58. Paper Menus (and Cash!)
59. Eat Candy! Destroy the State! 60. At the End of a Photoshoot with my Friend
61. Friends Let Us Do Our Best Not to Leave This Life Having Not Loved What We Love Enough
62. The Door
63. The Minor Cordiality
64. Small Fluffy Things
65. Riiiiiita, Riiiiiiita!
66. Hands for Carrying
67. Mulberry Picking
68. Garlic Harvest (NC-17)
69. Sunflower in the Mortar
70. Yellowjackets
71. The Courtesy of Truckers
72. How Literature Saved My Life
73. Hickies, Ostentatiously Blandished
74. Dream Redux
75. Angels All
76. Sunergos
77. Hugging in the Co-Op
78. Throwing Children
79. The Cave City Watermelon Festival
80. “To Respect Each Other’s Madness and Right to Be Wrong”
81. My Birthday, Again

An Appendix of Brief Delights
For Further Reading

"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

"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

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