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Garrett Keizer

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Garret Keizer is an American author, writer and essayist. He has written numerous critically acclaimed books including: Help: The Original Human DilemmaThe Enigma of Anger, and A Dresser of Sycamore Trees. He is also a regular contributor to Harper's Magazine. He has served as an Episcopal priest and a High School English teacher. He grew up in New Jerseyand now lives with his family in northeastern Vermont.

The Enigma of Anger: Essays on a Sometimes Deadly Sin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780787973100
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Published: Jossey-Bass - May 24th, 2004

Rage, resentment, envy, jealousy, and hatred-- these emotions seem to dominate our times. They rule our highways, our workplaces, our homes, and our hearts.

In this provocative book of essays, writer Garret Keizer considers anger in all its baffling forms.


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ISBN: 9781611689150
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Published: University Press of New England - February 2nd, 2016

In the remote mill town of Salmon Falls, Vermont, the dead of winter can feel like death itself. Jobs are scarce, kids are bored, and it sometimes seems there’s nothing better to do than drink.


Help: The Original Human Dilemma Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060816148
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Published: HarperOne - August 23rd, 2005

In a book the San Francisco Chronicle called "unclassifiably wise" and a "masterpiece," noted Harper′s essayist Garret Keizer explores the paradox that we are human only by helping others- and all too human when we try to help.


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ISBN: 9780312554842
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Published: Picador - August 7th, 2012

American essayist and Harper's contributing editor Garret Keizer offers a brilliant, literate look at our strip-searched, over-shared, viral-videoed existence.


Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250069382
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Published: Picador - July 28th, 2015

A New York Times Editors' Choice

"Keizer writes eloquently and perceptively . . . More than just thoughtful, reasonable, carefully observed, elegantly written, and deeply humane, this book is also that rare thing, a work of genuine wisdom."-Chicago Tribune


The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want: A Book About Noise Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781610391108
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Published: PublicAffairs - March 13th, 2012

Noise is usually defined as unwanted sound: loud music from a neighbor, the honk of a taxicab, the roar of a supersonic jet. But as Garret Keizer illustrates in this probing examination, noise is as much about what we want as about what we seek to avoid.