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Between Panic and Desire (American Lives)

Between Panic and Desire Blending narrative and quizzes, memory and numerology, and imagined interviews and conversations with dead presidents on TV, the book dizzily documents the disorienting experience of growing up in a postmodern world. It shows how the major events in the author's early life shaped the way he sees events both global and personal today. Full description

Important places

Desire (1)
Panic (1)
Pittsburgh (1,170)


Allegheny (1,224)
Jefferson (3)


Pennsylvania (4,458)


United States (64,950)

Other geographical areas

Allegheny Plateau (173)
Appalachian Mountains (1,111)