The Happiest Man in the World

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Poppa Neutrino has been a vagabond his whole life. His existence is far outside the boundaries of what most of us consider normal. Acclaimed New Yorker contributor Alec Wilkinson explores his most charming subject yet in the person of this eccentric hero.

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Alec Wilkinson has been a writer at The New Yorker since 1980. Before that he was a policeman in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, and before that he was a rock and roll musician. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

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"Strange, wonderful, funny, weird, and totally engaging - and, like all of Wilkinson's work, simply beautiful" -- Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief "It's not often that a person as inspiring and deeply outrageous as Poppa Neutrino is described by an author as immensely gifted as Wilkinson. Here is a life in the largest, most courageous sense of the word, a life that most of us - if we're honest - will feel a pang of regret at not having lived" -- Sebastian Junger, author of A Perfect Storm "A marvellous raft of a book in which we float along listening to an amiable Christian hobo and champion bullshitter expound on the inexplicable... A masterpiece" -- Garrison Keillor "[A] masterpiece of joy...[a] vivid, precise and jubilant testament, which will fill his readers with a great and unexpected happiness" -- Edward Hirsch "A hauntingly beautiful biography... an elegy to the strange wonder of the stories he [Neutrino] had to tell" Guardian

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