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Michael Finkel is a contributing editor to Skiing, Bicycling, Snowboard Life, and P.O.V. His work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Sports Illustrated, Outside, Audubon, and Men's Journal. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.

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Associated Works

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 596 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2001 (2001) — Contribuidor — 236 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 190 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
Adrenaline 2000: The Year's Best Stories of Adventure and Survival 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
National Geographic Magazine 2012 v222 #4 October (2012) — Autor — 26 exemplares
Escape: Stories of Getting Away (2002) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Finkel, Michael
Data de nascimento
1969
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Bozeman, Montana, USA
Ocupações
journalist
Organizações
The New York Times

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author details the story of a basement dwelling mama’s boy who commits his entire life to being a cultural and societal menace. this man is unrepentant and has 0 self knowledge. generally a subject like this would not hinder a narrative, quite the opposite actually, but the author shamelessly indulges and coddles the subject (describing the methods used in every theft in detail like he is Danny ocean, it was literally just the Swiss Army knife every gd time**
OR near the end when the author attempts to minimize the impact of this guy’s crimes by shifting our attention to what his mother did instead). this narrative position essentially reduced what started out as an engaging, well researched story to a blatant and meagre attempt at redeeming someone who did nothing to deserve it.

**in the afterword, the author discloses having a 15 year long correspondence and relationship with the subject, which explains a lot. the author then proceeds to proudly recount an instance where the subject was able to slip the author’s entire laptop into his pants without the author noticing... im still trying to decide who im more embarrassed for in that story
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ratatatatatat | 22 outras críticas | Feb 21, 2024 |
This book is the latest choice of our book club. The book club chooses books that I most likely would not pick on my own(I read fiction 90% of the time). This is a true story about Stephane Breitwieser an art thief who between 1994 and 2001 robbed over 200 museums etc. of art that was valued at around $200 billion. He stole from small places that had poor security and the items had to fit under his bulky coat or his girl friend/accomplice's big bag. The story gets into his thought process, his love of art, and the fact that he kept his stolen art in the attic apartment of his mother's house(she did not know) where he lived with his girl friend. He stole from the age of 23-31. This is a fascinating story because it gets into art, other great heists, and how he got caught. It is 200 pages but it is filled with lots of detail and is great book to read especially if, like me, you love European art. I do, just not as much as Breitwieser did. It should be noted that Michael Finkel has his own interesting history as a journalist which lends an interesting twist to the book… (mais)
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nivramkoorb | 22 outras críticas | Feb 12, 2024 |
Christopher Knight walked into the woods when he was 20 years old and nobody really saw him again for 27 years. He spent most of the time in one small, hidden, clearing and ventured out to forage (often from nearby unoccupied vacation homes) in the dark of night and left no footprints.

What drives a person to do this? How can he be successful? Could this even be true? How did they finally catch him? What happened next?

Finkel answers those questions as best he can in this easy to read book. I was fascinated from the moment I started to read it.
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hmonkeyreads | 110 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
I enjoyed Michael Finkel's most recent bestseller The Art Thief so much I had to try the rest of his work. The book displays a lot of why I loved the Art Thief: stranger-than-fiction source material, a natural weaving of outside opinion, and a conspicuous personal touch that makes his work so report-like while not being too proud. This was easy and enjoyable, though lacked the intensity of the Art Thief--our main man Knight here is so much more of a normal guy that it all just feels a bit... ironic an entire book ( a medium already by its nature exalting) tries to encapsulate... just a guy who wants to be left alone. Still recommend though, it's made me want to get into meditation!… (mais)
½
 
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Eavans | 110 outras críticas | Jan 24, 2024 |

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Popularidade
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