Whiteout by Ted Conover
Lost in Aspen

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Irreverent, poignant, and revealing, this meditation on the sweet temptation of wealth and the vainglorious quest for paradise as they exist in Aspen, Colorado, features a "cast of characters (that) includes such barn-size satirical targets as exclusive health clubs, over-the-hill drug dealers and movie stars and rock stars of wattages bright and dim" (The New Republic).

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About Ted Conover

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Ted Conover is the author of several books including Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize) and Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails with America's Hoboes. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and National Geographic. Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. He lives in New York City.
Published January 10, 2013 by Ted Conover, via Smashwords and The Robbins Office. 288 pages
Genres: History, Travel. Non-fiction

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As Conover makes his good-humored, wide-eyed way around town, partying (crashing a star-studded bash hosted by Don Johnson), soaking up Aspen history (neatly nutshelled here), interviewing the famous (including an over-the-hill John Denver), eventually changing jobs (to a post on The Aspen Times)...

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Conover's entertaining, unpretentious account of his two years in Aspen, Colo., lets the resort town's events and people speak for themselves.

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Whiteout: Lost in Aspen By the time I found out that the '80s were a decade of madcap excess in which we were all supposed to be recklessly pursuing… Ted Conover Nonfiction Politics and Cur...

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Before he knew it, Conover had been co-opted, raising a glass at Don Johnson's Christmas party, listening tamely to the UFO babble of new agers.

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