Floating Off the Page by Ken Wells
Most newspaper articles aren't worth reading a year later, but book collects unusual articles. They're the A-heds from the Wall Street Journal, weird, wacky, funny, fascinating stories that break the usual reporting mold. How cheaply can someone live on a cross-country trip? A thrifty reporter does it to find out. What's it like for a car show model? Or a belly dancer in Egypt? Again, the reporters go and find out. One scribe writes on folks who talk in only short words, one beat per.