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Author: Neil Gaiman Narrator: Neil Gaiman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9780062262295
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An enthralling collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics—from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories—observed in #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s probing, amusing, and distinctive style.

An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling imagination that informs his bestselling fiction. Now, The View from the Cheap Seats brings together for the first time ever more than sixty pieces of his outstanding nonfiction. Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, this cornucopia explores a broad range of interests and topics, including (but not limited to): authors past and present; music; storytelling; comics; bookshops; travel; fairy tales; America; inspiration; libraries; ghosts; and the title piece, at turns touching and self-deprecating, which recounts the author’s experiences at the 2010 Academy Awards in Hollywood.

Insightful, incisive, witty, and wise, The View from the Cheap Seats explores the issues and subjects that matter most to Neil Gaiman—offering a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed, beloved, and influential artists of our time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Full of devotion and erudition, this is also a glorious love letter to reading, to writing, to dreaming, to an entire genre.”

    Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

  • “This is a beautiful, beautiful book.”

    Caitlin Moran, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Gaiman gives listeners a fascinating exploration into his own mind and artistic influences…He narrates the book effectively with his deep, slightly nasal voice and a conversational manner that will make listeners feel as he is talking to them directly…Rarely is an author as charismatic in speaking as he is in writing.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “Gaiman’s many fans will love this collection, which showcases the author’s wit, wisdom, and deep appreciation for art and the people who make it.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Gaiman’s prose reveals the relaxed intimacy of a cherished dinner partner and never loses sight of the big picture…Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Gaiman’s paeans to books, libraries, and bookstores, which tellingly are grouped together at the start, are heartfelt gems that capture the joy of reading.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Best Audiobook of 2016

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About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the author of several #1 New York Times bestsellers, including Norse Mythogy, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and Anansi Boys, and others, as well as the Sandman series of graphic novels. His fiction has received Newbery, Carnegie, Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. His novel American Gods aired as a TV series in 2017. Originally from England, he lives in the United States, where he is a professor at Bard College.