The Bullfighter Checks Her Make-up (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Bullfighter Checks Her Make-up A collection of essays on people, famous, infamous, and obscure. Subjects include Cristina Sanchez, Spain's first fully-qualified female matador, Silly Billy, New York's most successful children's clown, and an African king who is a New York city taxi-driver.
- Published: 05 July 2001
- Format: Paperback 320 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780434008773 ISBN 10: 043400877X
Full description for The Bullfighter Checks Her Make-up
Susan Orlean's collection of profiles ranges from the well-known (Marky Mark) to the unknown (Colin Duffy, a typical American man, aged ten) to the formerly known (the cult sixties girl group the Shaggs). Orlean meets with Cristina Sanchez, Spain's first fully-qualified female matador, Silly Billy, New York's most successful children's clown, an African king who is a New York taxi-driver, and a champion show dog called Biff, who from a certain angle looks like President Clinton. As in her remarkable bestseller The Orchid Thief, soon to be the basis of Spike Being John Malkovich Jonze's new film, starring Meryl Streep and Nicholas Cage, Orlean's eye for the fascinatingly bizarre and her wonderfully witty way with language make her take on the world utterly original and unique.