This essential, enlightening, truly delightful collection shows one of our greatest writers parsing the political, artistic, & media landscape of the past 3 decades. These 66 essays & reviews, culled from the pages of The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, Harper’s, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker, among others, find Lorrie Moore turning her discerning eye on everything from Philip Roth to Margaret Atwood, from race in America to the shocking state of the GOP, from celebrity culture to the wilds of television, from Stephen Sondheim to Barack Obama. See What Can Be Done is a perfect blend of craft, brains, & a knowing, singular take on life, liberty, & the pursuit of (some kind of) happiness.
"Intimate & approachable ... See What Can Be Done flooded my veins with pleasure... When writing teachers pass this book to their students, the title will be read as a simple command." (The New York Times)