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Wilsey, Sean

Overview
Works: 15 works in 62 publications in 5 languages and 3,376 library holdings
Genres: History  Local history  Biography  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comics (Graphic works)  Travel writing  Handbooks and manuals  Graphic novels  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Sean Wilsey
 
Most widely held works by Sean Wilsey
State by state : a panoramic portrait of America by Matt Weiland( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editors of The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup collects original writings on all fifty states by leading novelists, journalists, and essayists, in a volume that includes such examples as Anthony Bourdain on New Jersey, Dave Eggers on Illinois, and Louise Erdrich on North Dakota
The thinking fan's guide to the World Cup by Matt Weiland( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to the 2006 World Cup provides a look at the countries, teams, and players in the latest soccer competition, in a collection that includes essays by Nick Hornby, Ben Rice, and Caryl Phillips
The best American travel writing by Paul Theroux( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in 2013, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites
Oh the glory of it all by Sean Wilsey( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the beginning we were happy. And we were always excessive. So in the beginning we were happy to excess." With these opening lines Sean Wilsey takes us on an exhilarating tour of life in the strangest, wealthiest, and most grandiose of families. Sean's blond-bombshell mother (one of the thinly veiled characters in Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City) is a 1980s society-page staple, regularly entertaining Black Panthers and movie stars in her marble and glass penthouse, "eight hundred feet in the air above San Francisco; an apartment at the top of a building at the top of a hill: full of light, full of voices, full of windows full of water and bridges and hills." His enigmatic father uses a jet helicopter to drop Sean off at the video arcade and lectures his son on proper hygiene in public restrooms, "You should wash your hands first, before you use the urinal. Not after. Your penis isn't dirty. But your hands are." When Sean, "the kind of child who sings songs to sick flowers," turns nine years old, his father divorces his mother and marries her best friend. Sean's life blows apart. His mother first invites him to commit suicide with her, then has a "vision" of salvation that requires packing her Louis Vuitton luggage and traveling the globe, a retinue of multiracial children in tow. Her goal: peace on earth (and a Nobel Prize). Sean meets Indira Gandhi, Helmut Kohl, Menachem Begin, and the pope, hoping each one might come back to San Francisco and persuade his father to rejoin the family. Instead, Sean is pushed out of San Francisco and sent spiraling through five high schools, till he finally lands at an unorthodox reform school cum "therapeutic community," in Italy. With its multiplicity of settings and kaleidoscopic mix of preoccupations-sex, Russia, jet helicopters, seismic upheaval, boarding schools, Middle Earth, skinheads, home improvement, suicide, skateboarding, Sovietology, public transportation, massage, Christian fundamentalism, dogs, Texas, global thermonuclear war, truth, evil, masturbation, hope, Bethlehem, CT, eventual salvation (abridged list)'Oh the Glory of It All is memoir as bildungsroman as explosion
McSweeney's quarterly concern by Chris Ware( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This issue is all comics. It is edited by Chris Ware (author of Jimmy Corrigan: Smartest Kid on Earth), and features so many artists to know and love: Lynda Berry, Mark Beyer, Chester Brown, Jeffrey Brown, Ivan Brunetti, Charles Burns, Malachi B. Cohen, Daniel Clowes, David Collier, Robert Crumb, Kim Deitch, Julie Douchet, Debbie Drechsler, Bud Fisher, Ira Glass, Glen David Gold, Milt Gross, Philip Guston, David Heatley, Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Goerge Herriman, Ben Katchor, Kaz, Chip Kidd, John McLenan, Joe Matt, Richard McGuire, Mark Newgarden, Archer Prewitt, Gary Panter, Charles Schulz, Joe Sacco, Richard Sala, Tim Samuelson, Seth, Art Spiegelman, Adrian Tomine, Micheal Chabon, Rodolphe Topffer, John Updike, Chris Ware, and Jim Woodring.--Publisher description
Guida alla coppa del mondo per tifosi dotati di cervello( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oh, che splendore la mia vita by Sean Wilsey( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De WK-gids voor geschoolde voetbalfans( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel met 32 artikelen van bekende auteurs over de landen die deelnemen aan het WK voetbal 2006
Sekai no sakka 32nin ni yoru wārudo kappu kyōshitsu( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ball ist rund, damit das Denken die Richtung wechseln kann( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The republic of Marfa by Sean Wilsey( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

More curious by Sean Wilsey( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

TABLE OF CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION: INTRODUCTION; THE REPUBLIC OF MARFA; NO WORK FOR ME; USING SO LITTLE; SOME OF THEM CAN READ; THE WORLD I WANT TO LIVE IN; SCANNING UPDIKE; TRAVELS WITH DEATH; NASA REDUX; ALDRIN'S WATCH; ALWAYS BE CLEANING; DANNY MEYER BIT HIS TONGUE; THE OBJECTS OF MY OBSESSION; MARFA, REVISITED; "OUTRO"; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 
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State by state : a panoramic portrait of America
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The thinking fan's guide to the World CupOh the glory of it allMcSweeney's quarterly concernOh the glory of it allOh the hell of it all : a memoir
Alternative Names
Sean Wilsey American writer

Sean Wilsey escritor estadounidense

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