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What I liked best about this book was how it recreated a feel for the ra What I liked least was how it recreated a feel for the Forbidden Faith: The Secret History of Gnosticism era There are definitely aspects of society which have improved So hard to know how to rate this book Really stellar concept but thexecution can t live up to it A few of the stories were really interesting and well written Many were kind of boring Many were written with weird 1980s style sexism and judgments from the author Well the master of American feature writing has done it rising to "his own challenge to prove once and for all that s there s "own challenge to prove once and for all that s there s such thing as an uneventful day Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice even if by bad luck of the draw that day happens to fall in the newspaper person s dead zone between Christmas and New Year s Gene Weingarten finds an impressive amount of totally human stories that happened on Dec 28 1986 and goes back and re reports them unveiling an astonishing amount of details I never should have doubted him but I did Read it and weep Tip This spectacular work of reporting is not a true crime book per se but true crime readers are going to love it I was horrified at this man s depiction of domestic violence Not one but TWO stories centered around horrible domestic violence bothnd in calling it a love story or just a case of a broken heart I have so many things I want to say to this writer All of the stories in this book could have been captivating but all I can think of is the two stories that read as above Thank you to Dutton an imprint of Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC of this book in En plein coeur exchange for an honest reviewDNF 28% I really hate to say it but I had to put this down The idea was so great but thexecution was lacking At first I was really The Bookshop on the Shore enjoying the writing as it discussed a lot of topics that I m currently learning about in school and I found that to bespecially Dance Real Slow engaging However once that partnded I was left with disappointmentEach story became boring than the previous the first one was very strong and while I applaud the author for putting as much time and ffort into this book as he. On New Year's Day 2013 two time Pulitzer Prize winner Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to literally pluck a day month and year from a hat That day chosen completely at random turned out to be Sunday December 28 1986 by any conventional measure a most ordinary day Weingarten spent the next six years proving that there is no such thingThat Sunday betw. Andom day the most irreducible unit of human xperience really midnight to midnight and The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life examine the idea of whether there sven such a thing as an ordinary day Or does very day ncompass the full human conditionAs it turns out when they asked three strangers to pull names out of a hat they nded up with a Sunday the worst news day of the week with a day between Christmas and New Year s the worst news week of the year and in what they deemed to be an unremarkable year December 28 1986And yet the author who believes there s a story in verything provides us with 18 unconnected stories that go beyond the facts and players The stories range from the simple a problematic weather vane to the simple a problematic weather vane to heroic two different men in two different towns try to save children from a fire to the tragic and horrifying homicide and its aftermath There are jubilant stories and heart wrenching ones a few famous folks but mostly just a lot of people like us or those we knowThis book took six years to complete and I can understand why They are not merely human interest stories they dig deep and wide provoke thoughtful consideration and in the PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition end made me feel the significance ofvery day Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography every choice and all that makes up a life A string of ordinary days andvery day moments that lead to a whole What the author calls the wonder of being We are all serving time on death row only the length of our stay is indeterminate Dead people walking If our lives are to be fulfilling we must be grateful for the The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, experience aloneAmen to that Gene I highly recommend this book for its storytelling but most of all for the far reaching goal of trying toxplain the concept of a day the soul of it and to answer the uestion of whether a day can "ENCOMPASS THE FULL HUMAN CONDITION I "the full human condition I leave it up to you to decide once you read the book Very xcited to read One Day My husband and I have a book chapter devoted to our chance accidental meeting while I was on a date with another man on Sunday December 28 1986 We announced our ngagement after two dates in two days Yes we re still together 33 years late. In overwhelming ways Many of these vents never made it into the news; they were private dramas in the lives of private people They were utterly compelling One Day asks and answers the uestion of whether there is ven such a thing as ordinary when we are talking about how we all lurch and stumble our way through the daily daunting challenge of being huma.

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One Day by Gene WeingartenDid I don t applaud him for the oversexualized descriptions of women and some of the commentary against the validity of cultural appropriation "after both of those offenses i decided that "both of those offenses I decided that couldn t continue It s truly a shame as I was very Exile and Pilgrim excited about the release of this book You win some you lose some I suppose It s hard to beat this premise the history of one day in recent American history chosen through three random draws out of a hat month date and year and it s hard to beat the way Gene Weingartenxecutes itThe day December 28 1986 is almost perfectly nondescript as well as perfectly situated between the two worlds bifurcated by the rise of the personal computer and internet It also helps that it takes place in the year I turned 4 years old when I was too yoiung to remember but old nough to be influenc Gene Weingarten is a master storyteller so this book of stories researched on a day picked out of a hat is pure pleasure for the reader Every moment contains a full story of the human condition according to Weingarten and it s just a matter of finding it and fleshing it out How he does this is his art and brilliant writer s techniue and understanding of mechanicsI first read Weingarten s Pulitzer Prize winning The Fiddler in the Subway where his introduction serves as a master class for any writer in search of a teacher One Day features the master at work Thank you Mr Weingarten There is no such thing as an ordinary life Mark TwainIt seems there s no such thing as an ordinary day ither This book is full of captivating stories many which spin out into multiple dramas Hannah Montana: The Movie events that changed the course of lives some thatnded tragically all which made me ponder what at first seems like the mundane but is actually miraculous the sublimity of very "MOMENTIT S A CLEVER CONCEPT ONE WHICH IS BEST "s a clever concept one which is best for the author to xplain Like all origin stories involving writers this one involves desperation My ditor and I were bouncing ideas off ach other for books and I wondered what happened on May 17 1957 He said that s a good idea try to find a single Een Christmas and New Year's turned out to be filled with comedy tragedy implausible irony cosmic comeuppances kindness cruelty heroism cowardice genius idiocy prejudice selflessness coincidence and startling moments of human connection along with vocative foreshadowing of momentous vents yet to come Lives were lost Lives were saved Lives were altered.