Acid West (audiobook)


Read by Andrew Eiden
12.7 hrs • 11 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 04/17/18
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 04/17/18 9781538535790
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 04/17/18 9781538535813
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An Audible Pick of Most Anticipated Listens for Spring

An Oprah’s Book Club Selection

An O Magazine Pick of Best Summer Reads

A rollicking debut book of essays that takes listeners on a trip through the muck of American myths that have settled in the desert of our country’s underbelly

Review Quotes

“Rebelling against the picturesque and celebrating the unglamorous, Joshua Wheeler’s debut essay collection escorts us through an unseen side of New Mexico…both wholly Western and wholly American, filled with possibility and heartbreak, messy with oddity and irony.”

O, The Oprah Magazine

“Geographers and journalists tend to think of the Southwest as a region, but in truth, it’s more a haphazard assortment of microclimates, environmental and cultural…Joshua Wheeler detours around them all in favor of his native southern New Mexico in the engagingly chatty and seriocomic Acid West.

Los Angeles Times

“Wheeler’s essay collection Acid West is alive, unglamorous, funny, visceral, American, a Martin Parr-esque look at a country that has always been in the business of redefining itself.”

Literary Hub

“Wheeler’s essays limn this American outback and its unsettled and sometimes unsettling ways.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Acid West is worth its weight in gold.”

Geoff Dyer, Lannan Literary Award-winning author

“Wheeler’s essays throb with radioactive resonance and the Technicolor brilliance of a desert sunset.”

Claire Vaye Watkins, author of Battleborn

“A collection of essays that raids American history, cosmology, family lore, Hollywood, aeronautics, video games, and even the landscape itself in order to fashion for his beloved Southern New Mexico a vision of the world that could not exist without it. And in the thrall of Wheeler’s beautiful, bawdy, and roguishly charming essays, you’re going to believe it.”

John D’Agata, author of The Making of the American Essay