Nothing Happened and Then It Did: A Chronicle in Fact and Fiction

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W. W. Norton & Company, May 16, 2011 - Fiction - 256 pages
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“The road novel—or the road half-novel—has rarely been funnier or more appealing.”—Benjamin Moser, Harper’s

In the great American tradition of funny road narratives— from Mark Twain to Hunter S. Thompson—a young journalist searches for his first big break down the lonesome highways of the Southwest and northern Mexico. Alternating chapters of fiction and nonfiction provide a hilarious account of Jake Silverstein’s misadventures on the hunt for an elusive magazine article—a journey that becomes a quest to understand the purpose of journalism and the nature of storytelling.
 

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User Review  - jennyo - LibraryThing

I was walking through BookPeople a couple of weeks ago and this book happened to catch my eye. The title, I suppose. So I picked it up and read the blurbs on the back and the jacket copy...Hmmm ... Read full review

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User Review  - Janel C. - Goodreads

While I liked Silverstein's writing voice, I found him, as a character (as opposed to a narrator) dastardly boring. Everything happens *to* him. I kept waiting for him to make something happen for ... Read full review

Contents

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II
27
III
60
IV
93
V
119
VI
145
VII
171
VIII
206
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About the author (2011)

Jake Silverstein is the editor of Texas Monthly and a contributing editor at Harper’s. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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