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The Muse Is Always Half-Dressed In New Orleans and Other Essays

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The Muse Is Always Half-dressed in New Orleans and Other Essays

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Andrei Codrescu

We gave it a B

A dark and dry sense of humor can be a powerful tool, and in this latest collection of essays by Andrei Codrescu, The Muse Is Always Half-Dressed In New Orleans, the National Public Radio commentator wields his sardonic wit like a jackhammer. Codrescu wryly explores the political contradictions of postrevolution Romania by relating the challenges he faced as a vegetarian when he visited his homeland. And he cracks the guarded facade of Robert Duvall to reveal the loopy inner workings of an actor in pursuit of his character. No one gets past Codrescu — not Johnny Carson, not Calvin Klein, not Delta Airlines. He chisels away until he finds something, anything to chuckle about. B