Comparable to: Orlean writes with a distinctive New Yorker style, so it's easy to see similarities between her writing and that of other New Yorker writers like Adam Gopnik.
Representative quote: "Of all the guys who are standing around bus shelters in Manhattan dressed in nothing but their underpants, Marky Mark is undeniably the most polite."
Bonus representative quote: "If I were a bitch, I'd be in love with Biff Truesdale."
You might not like it if: You just don't care for Orlean's style.
How to get it: Look for that bright yellow cover online, in bookstores, or at your library. Also Kindle-able.
Connections to previous Wreckage: Susan Orlean's first major essay collection was Saturday Night (Rec. #15).
[Originally posted 5/15/11.]