a) Read Orlean’s intro to The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup (pp. ix-xv) & “The American Man, Age Ten” (pp.3-14)”
b) Choose a line from the story that you liked; type it into a comment, give the page number, and explain why you chose it;
c) Write 200-300 words about the ending of the story -- what point does it emphasize? How has Orlean set up this line with what comes before? Does she earn the ending? (This can be in a separate comment or in the same one.)
Some Orlean info that might be of interest:
a) An Interview with Susan Orlean - "The Nature of a Curious Mind" (This is a pdf download.)
c) Interviews and talks on YouTube. (Definitely check out "The Art of the Profile.")
d) There are also a few pieces by her in the packet of Profile Advice I gave you earlier.
Please bring the packets with the student sample profiles and the profile advice to class Wednesday.