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Orlean, Susan

Works: 71 works in 282 publications in 11 languages and 15,241 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  History  Anecdotes  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Fiction  Juvenile works  Recipes 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: SF429.G37, 635.934409759
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Most widely held works about Susan Orlean
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Rin Tin Tin : the life and the legend by Susan Orlean( Book )

34 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allegedly found in the ruins of a bombed-out dog kennel in France during World War I, then brought to Los Angeles by Lee Duncan, the soldier who found and trained him, by 1927 Rin Tin Tin had become Hollywood's number one box-office star. Susan Orlean's book--about the dog and the legend--is a poignant exploration of the enduring bond between humans and animals. It is also a richly textured history of twentieth-century entertainment and entrepreneurship. It spans ninety years and explores everything from the shift in status of dogs from working farmhands to beloved family members, from the birth of obedience training to the evolution of dog breeding, from the rise of Hollywood to the past and present of dogs in war.--From publisher description
The bullfighter checks her makeup : my encounters with extraordinary people by Susan Orlean( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of more than thirty-five profiles of people--and even a champion show dog named Biff--from the known to the unknown. All have been previously published in various magazines, such as: The New Yorker, Women Outside, and Rolling Stone
Blue crush by Yue han shi ta wei er( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and French and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ann-Marie, a big-wave surfer on the North Shore of Oahu, drives to make a comeback after nearly drowning in a surfing competition. Her life becomes more complicated by her romance with a handsome football player. Ann-Marie and her surfer buddies work as maids at a posh resort and share a beach shack with Anne-Marie's wayward young sister. Ann-Marie struggles between her need to prove herself and her desire to take the easy way out
Saturday night by Susan Orlean( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years ago, before she wrote The Orchid Thief or was hailed as "a national treasure" by The Washington Post, Susan Orlean was a journalist with a question: What makes Saturday night so special' To answer it, she embarked on a remarkable journey across the country and spent the evening with all sorts of people in all sorts of places'hipsters in Los Angeles, car cruisers in small-town Indiana, coeds in Boston, the homeless in New York, a lounge band in Portland, quinceaNera revelers in Phoenix, and more'to chronicle the one night of the week when we do the things we want to do rather than the things we need to do. The result is an irresistible portrait of how Saturday night in America is lived that remains
Lazy little loafers by Susan Orlean( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While walking to school, lugging a heavy backpack through New York City one morning, a disgruntled child questions why babies are so lazy, spending their days on useless activities such as napping and babbling rather than getting jobs
Rin Tin Tin [the life and the legend] by Susan Orlean( Recording )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rin-Tin-Tin was discovered on a WWI battlefield in 1918. The adorable German shepherd went on to star in several movies throughout the 1920s and 30s. Eventually, his legacy was cemented in a popular 1950s television program
The best American essays 2005( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of twenty-five essays originally published in various periodicals by a number of noted writers including Roger Angell, Andrea Barrett, Jonathan Franzen, and others
The orchid thief a true story of beauty and obsession by Susan Orlean( Recording )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascinating, witty, and bizarre, this true story of beauty and obsession in Florida weaves a seductive tale of plant smugglers, swamp explorers, and the strange effects orchids have on the eccentric collectors who must possess them
Two by Melissa Ann Pinney( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of captivating and thought-provoking photographs by award-winning photographer Melissa Ann Pinney that contemplate the essence of duality in our relationships and in the world that surrounds us. Pinney, whose work is in the permanent collections of dozens of American museums, including the Metropolitan, MoMA, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Getty, aims her lens at pairs--mostly, but not always human--that display or imply elusive connections of mind, of spirit, or of simply the act of being
The orchid thief by Susan Orlean( Book )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliantly reported account of an illicit scheme to housebreak Florida's wild and endangered ghost orchid ... its central figure is John Laroche, the 'oddball ultimate' of a subculture whose members are so enthralled by orchids they 'pursue them like lovers'
The best American travel writing 2007( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites
Adaptation by Spike Jonze( Visual )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie, die kampt met een ernstig geval van writers-block, wordt gevraagd een boek te bewerken tot een filmscript. Om een einde te maken aan zijn wanhoop schrijft hij zichzelf in het script
William Wegman paintings by William Wegman( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Wegman's postcard paintings reflect a lifetime of engagement with narrative, perspective, art history, architecture, popular culture, humour and philosophy in art. Starting with one or more vintage postcards, Wegman constructs scenes that range from intimate interiors to cosmic vistas, filling audaciously complex spaces with intriguing incident. Collected together, the paintings possess the universal, encyclopedic and mysterious qualities of their source materials and are accompanied by stories made up by a stellar roster of contributors. -- Provided by publisher
One : sons & daughters by Edward Mapplethorpe( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication celebrates the first birthday as a pivotal milestone in life's journey and the hope and promise of what is to come"--Foreword
Red Sox and bluefish and other things that make New England New England by Susan Orlean( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flowers in shadow : a photographer rediscovers a Victorian botanical journal by Zeva Oelbaum( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throw me a bone : 50 healthy, canine taste-tested recipes for snacks, meals, and treats by Sally Sampson( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooper Gillespie, an extremely intelligent and handsome Welsh springer spaniel, is a dog of discriminating taste and strong opinions. Now Cooper, with the assistance of cookbook author Sally Sampson and the transcription services of his favorite human, Susan Orlean, has put together 50 delectable recipes for snacks, meals, and treats for your canine companion. Maybe you're cooking everything because your collie has colitis or your Akita has a wheat allergy or your older dog just isn't thriving on commercial kibble. Maybe you're mixing up the occasional biscuit or treat to help your best fur-bearing friend over that I-just-ate-a-tennis- ball-and-don't-feel-so-good episode. Whatever the reason, the recipes in this book (which have been approved by dog trainer and nutritional consultant Stacy Alldredge) will satisfy the most discerning doggie palate. Many of them, in fact, can be shared with a favorite human (though preferably not from the same dish). Illustrated with more than 50 endearing black-and-white photographs of Cooper and friends by Cami Johnson, and liberally seasoned with stories, quotes, and nutrition tips, Throw Me a Bone makes a dog's dinner something to look forward to
The bullfighter checks her makeup : encounters with clowns, kings, singers and surfers - not to mention a dog by Susan Orlean( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and Ruin Stories of Obsession, Danger, and Heartbreak from the Atavist Magazine( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My kind of place : travel stories from a woman who's been everywhere by Susan Orlean( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Literary journalist Orlean has been called "a kind of latter-day Tocqueville." In this unconventional travel book, she conducts a tour of the world via its subcultures, from the heart of the African music scene in Paris to the World Taxidermy Championships in Springfield, Illinois--and even into her own apartment, where she imagines a very famous houseguest taking advantage of her hospitality. Readers will climb Mt. Fuji; play ball with Cuba's Little Leaguers; trawl Icelandic waters with Keiko, everyone's favorite whale (of "Free Willy" fame); stay awhile in Midland, Texas, a place where oil time is the only time that matters; explore the halls of a New York City school so troubled it's known as "Horror High"; and stalk caged tigers in Jackson, New Jersey, a suburban town with one of the highest concentrations of tigers per square mile anywhere in the world.--From publisher description
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Rin Tin Tin : the life and the legend
Alternative Names
Susan Orlean American journalist

Susan Orlean Amerikaans schrijfster

Susan Orlean amerikansk författare

Susan Orlean amerikansk skribent

Susan Orlean dziennikarka amerykańska

Susan Orlean journaliste américain

Susan Orlean US-amerikanische Journalistin und Autorin

Сьюзэн Орлеан

سوزان اورلئان نویسنده آمریکایی

オーリアン, スーザン



The bullfighter checks her makeup : my encounters with extraordinary peopleSaturday nightLazy little loafersRin Tin Tin [the life and the legend]The best American essays 2005The orchid thief a true story of beauty and obsessionThe orchid thiefThe best American travel writing 2007