Off The Top Of My Head: An Alphabetical Odyssey
Off the Top of My Head: An Alphabetical Odyssey
A candid and thought-provoking set of twenty-six alphabetical essays (AÐZ) brought to life by the typographic styling of an award-winning book designer, Off the Top of My Head explores how we think about, experience, and ultimately communicate the impact of significant life events.
In Lorch's richly personal, utterly beguiling book, letters of the alphabet prompt ruminations on a wide range of subjects, from the pragmatic to the metaphorical--G for gestalt, I for imagine, J for Jackie, as in Jackie Robinson, etc....It is a fascinatingly wide-ranging feast of autobiographical musings filled with thoughts on numerous authors--from W.H. Auden to Jorge Luis Borges to Dylan Thomas to David Lodge and Daniel Dennett--all of it served with a good deal of humor.
An absorbing, winning tour of one indomitable man's life and mind. - Kirkus Review
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Off the Top of My Head is a candid and thought-provoking set of twenty-six alphabetical essays (A-Z) penned over five years by Stephen Lorch as he coped with, and ultimately overcame, a life-threatening illness. Paired with the typographic styling of award-winning book designer Jean Wilcox, Off the...