Mike Palecek: essay and books

Mike Palecek

All books by Mike Palecek:

Joe Coffee's Revolution

Joe Coffee's Revolution

When Joe Coffee decides to run for Congress, he sets in motion a train of events that eventually leads to a hostage crisis.
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The American Dream

The American Dream

A frightening look at a Midwestern town gone crazy in the aftermath of a supposed terrorist attack. Jets strafe the West Side while in the East fake politicians push fake religions and fake smiles.
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Terror Nation: Notes from the Perimeter

Terror Nation: Notes from the Perimeter

He turns his politics 180 degrees. His family - or is it the government - puts him in the local insane asylum not three blocks from his home.
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Sedaris

Sedaris

“When you're laughing aloud at David Sedaris’s every sentence, it’s easy to miss the more serious side of what he’s up to.  Fortunately, Kevin Kopelson has come along to guide readers through the work of the best and most subversive social satirist in America.”  —Stephen McCauley, author of The...

Forensic Anthropology

Forensic Anthropology

Forensic anthropologists may be consulted when human remains are found at an archaeological excavation or at a crime scene. Here's a look at how anthropologists analyze skeletal remains to learn about the deceased--their age and gender, how they may have lived, and their overall state of health...