Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780385721745

Talk to Me: Travels in Media and Politics

Smith, Anna Deavere Author

9780385721745: Talk to Me: Travels in Media and Politics

Anna Deveare Smith's award-winning one-woman shows were borne of her uniquely brilliant ability to listen. In Talk to Me she applies her rare talent to the language of political power in America.

Believing that character and language are inextricably bound, Smith sets out to discern the essence of America by listening to its people and trying to capture its politics. To that end she travels to some of America's most conspicuous places, like the presidential conventions of 1996, and some of its darkest corners, like a women's prison in Maryland. And along the way she interviews everyone from janitors to murderers to Bill Clinton himself. Memoir, social commentary, meditation on language, this book is as vastly ambitious as it is compellingly unique.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

"What Smith does with these interviews shows a kind of brilliance that goes straight to the heart."
-- Los Angeles Times

"Succeeds in teaching one crucial lesson: those who truly listen, truly hear."
-- The New York Times Book Review

"[A] fascinating, hall-of-mirrors meditation."
-- San Francisco Chronicle

"[A] book as fascinating for its content as it is beautiful for its poetic form."
-- Denver Rocky Mountain News

"[This book] succeeds in teaching one crucial lesson: those who truly listen, truly hear."
-- The New York Times Book Review

About the Author:

Playwright, actress, teacher, Anna Deavere Smith is most of all a listener. For years she has created unique art by listening more closely than others, listening with the belief that language and character are inextricably bound. In Talk to Me she listens in search of America.

Smith's goal is to discern the American character and to capture its politics. To that end she travels everywhere from the site of recent church burnings in rural Alabama to the presidential conventions of 1996, from the segregated Baltimore of her childhood to the Maryland Correctional Institute for Women. And along the way she interviews everyone from Studs Terkel to President Bill Clinton himself. The result is a defiantly brilliant book that honors no rules.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Smith, Anna Deavere Author
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (2001)
ISBN 10: 0385721749 ISBN 13: 9780385721745
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VR-9780385721745

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Smith, Anna Deavere Author
Published by Anchor (2001)
ISBN 10: 0385721749 ISBN 13: 9780385721745
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Anchor, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "What Smith does with these interviews shows a kind of brilliance that goes straight to the heart." --Los Angeles Times "Succeeds in teaching one crucial lesson: those who truly listen, truly hear." --The New York Times Book Review "[A] fascinating, hall-of-mirrors meditation." --San Francisco Chronicle "[A] book as fascinating for its content as it is beautiful for its poetic form." --Denver Rocky Mountain News "[This book] succeeds in teaching one crucial lesson: those who truly listen, truly hear." --The New York Times Book Review. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0385721749

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Smith, Anna Deavere Author
Published by Anchor
ISBN 10: 0385721749 ISBN 13: 9780385721745
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Nataraj Books, Inc.
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Anchor. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0385721749 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI210886852

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Smith, Anna Deavere Author
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 0385721749 ISBN 13: 9780385721745
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(Slough, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 203 x 133 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Anna Deveare Smith s award-winning one-woman shows were borne of her uniquely brilliant ability to listen. In Talk to Me she applies her rare talent to the language of political power in America. Believing that character and language are inextricably bound, Smith sets out to discern the essence of America by listening to its people and trying to capture its politics. To that end she travels to some of America s most conspicuous places, like the presidential conventions of 1996, and some of its darkest corners, like a women s prison in Maryland. And along the way she interviews everyone from janitors to murderers to Bill Clinton himself. Memoir, social commentary, meditation on language, this book is as vastly ambitious as it is compellingly unique. Bookseller Inventory # AAE9780385721745

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Smith, Anna Deavere Author
ISBN 10: 0385721749 ISBN 13: 9780385721745
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
FOURSEASONS4JOY, LLC
(CHICAGO, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0385721749BNA

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Smith, Anna Deavere Author
ISBN 10: 0385721749 ISBN 13: 9780385721745
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97803857217451.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Smith, Anna Deavere Author
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 0385721749 ISBN 13: 9780385721745
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(Slough, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 203 x 133 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Anna Deveare Smith s award-winning one-woman shows were borne of her uniquely brilliant ability to listen. In Talk to Me she applies her rare talent to the language of political power in America. Believing that character and language are inextricably bound, Smith sets out to discern the essence of America by listening to its people and trying to capture its politics. To that end she travels to some of America s most conspicuous places, like the presidential conventions of 1996, and some of its darkest corners, like a women s prison in Maryland. And along the way she interviews everyone from janitors to murderers to Bill Clinton himself. Memoir, social commentary, meditation on language, this book is as vastly ambitious as it is compellingly unique. Bookseller Inventory # AAE9780385721745

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Smith, Anna Deavere Author
ISBN 10: 0385721749 ISBN 13: 9780385721745
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Romulus, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. 134mm x 19mm x 203mm. Paperback. Anna Deveare Smith's award-winning one-woman shows were borne of her uniquely brilliant ability to listen. In Talk to Me she applies her rare talent to the language of political powe.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 320 pages. 0.277. Bookseller Inventory # 9780385721745

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Smith, Anna Deavere Author
Published by Anchor
ISBN 10: 0385721749 ISBN 13: 9780385721745
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
ExtremelyReliable
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Anchor. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0385721749

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Smith, Anna Deavere Author
Published by Anchor
ISBN 10: 0385721749 ISBN 13: 9780385721745
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Anchor. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0385721749 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9780385721745

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 4 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book