The Book of (More) Delights

The Book of (More) Delights

by Ross Gay
The Book of (More) Delights

The Book of (More) Delights

by Ross Gay


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In October 2022, Ross Gay gave us a book of essays — Inciting Joy. Little did we know it was a generous, uplifting and inspiring bridge between 2019s The Book of Delights and 2023’s The Book of (More) Delights. Taken all together this trilogy of titles that help us understand each other, the world, and our place in it. Honestly, the mini essays contained within The Book of (More) Delights give us pause to consider the day ahead. It’s our life. Let’s live it. Thank you Ross Gay for these gifts.

The New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Delights and Inciting Joy is back with exactly the book we need in these unsettling times.

“Yes, please. I'll have another dose of delight.” Margaret Roach, New York Times

In Ross Gay’s new collection of small, daily wonders, again written over the course of a year, one of America’s most original voices continues his ongoing investigation of delight.

For Gay, what delights us is what connects us, what gives us meaning, from the joy of hearing a nostalgic song blasting from a passing car to the pleasure of refusing the “nefarious” scannable QR code menus, from the tiny dog he fell hard for to his mother baking a dozen kinds of cookies for her grandchildren. As always, Gay revels in the natural world—sweet potatoes being harvested, a hummingbird carousing in the beebalm, a sunflower growing out of a wall around the cemetery, the shared bounty from a neighbor’s fig tree—and the trillion mysterious ways this glorious earth delights us.

The Book of (More) Delights is a volume to savor and share.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643753096
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 09/19/2023
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 32,772
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Ross Gay is the New York Times bestselling author of the essay collections The Book of Delights and Inciting Joy and four books of poetry. His Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and in 2022 was named an NEA Big Read title; and Be Holding won the 2021 PEN America Jean Stein Book Award. Gay is a founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free-fruit-for-all food justice and joy project and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He teaches at Indiana University.
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