ARIEL SABAR  author & journalist

​    winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

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"Beguiling"

  — New York Times


A "Great Read" 

 — People


"Engaging, moving and lively"

  — Toronto Star

   

"Quirky true tales about city landmarks and chance encounters"
 — New York Magazine

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER

"Graceful and resonant"

  – New York Times   


"A moving story...Thrilling"

  – Washington Post


"Novel-like" 

  – Los Angeles Times


A "Best Nonfiction Book of 2008"

  – Christian Science Monitor

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ORDER ​MY FATHER'S PARADISE 

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A Kindle Single Editors' Pick and "Kindle Select 25" pick. A nonfiction singles bestseller. Featured in a Sunday front-page story in the Kansas City Star.

 

In his new Kindle Single ​THE OUTSIDER, award-winning author Ariel Sabar tells the improbable story of Roger Barker, a maverick psychology professor who turned the tiny town of Oskaloosa, Kansas into a laboratory of human behavior. This novella-length narrative takes readers on a journey into the life and times of one of psychology's most original thinkers, raising fascinating questions about what separates the Darwins and Freuds of science from the sometimes just-as-brilliant also-rans.


"Extensive and exhaustive research ... expertly written." 

   – Oskaloosa Independent