Municipal Bondage by Henry Alford

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A collection of original essays is written by an adventurous author who, among other exploits, took a dog-grooming test, invented a new snack food, and became an ear-lobe model.
 

About Henry Alford

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Henry Alford is the author of two acclaimed works of investigative humor--Big Kiss: One Actor's Desperate Attempt to Claw His Way to the Top and Municipal Bondage: One Man's Anxiety-Producing Adventures in the Big City. He has been a regular contributor to the New York Times and Vanity Fair, and a staff writer at Spy. He has also written for The New Yorker, GQ, New York, Details, Harper's Bazaar, Travel & Leisure, the Villiage Voice, and Paris Review.
 
Published February 15, 1994 by Random House. 231 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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If Alford occasionally misses the mark--with, say, nominal exposÇs of a profit-making enterprise ostensibly devoted to advancing the laggard cause of poetry or a Caribbean resort catering to licentious singles--his offbeat consumer guides are dead-on.

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Freelance writer Alford here gathers a mixed bag of his humor pieces--some of them original, others reprinted from Mademoiselle , the New York Observer and other publications--in which he places himself in a variety of everyman situations.

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