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Donovan Hohn is a journalist whose work has appeared in Harper's Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and Outside. He is currently the features editor at GQ. Moby-Duck was nominated as the runner-up for for the 2011 PEN/ E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. Hohn lives in New York City.

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"The book [is] by turns light-hearted and serious but always a pleasure to read ... "Moby-Duck" is highly readable and, importantly, alive with a sense of intellectual curiosity. Indeed, what Melville did for whaling, Hohn has done for plastic bath toys lost at sea."
-"The Boston Globe"
"Hohn cleverly uses the deceptively whimsical premise of chasing a little plastic duck to provoke a massively complicated and thought-provoking conversation. Who knew spilled bath toys could be so important?"
-"Chicago Sun-Times"
" ... he writes always entertainingly, often gorgeously."
-"Dallas Morning News"
"Donovan Hohn ships out with an engaging Moby-Duck ... an exploration in every sense [Moby-Duck] will remind readers of the best of John McPhee and Ian Frazier. And maybe, even, of the weird and wonderful Herman Melville himself."
-"The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer"
..". entertaining but also philosophic ... [Donovan Hohn's] quest is puckish, profo
" ... he writes always entertainingly, often gorgeously."
-"Dallas Morning News"
"Donovan Hohn ships out with an engaging Moby-Duck ... an exploration in every sense [Moby-Duck] will remind readers of the best of John McPhee and Ian Frazier. And maybe, even, of the weird and wonderful Herman Melville himself."
-"The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer"
..". entertaining but also philosophic ... [Donovan Hohn's] quest is puckish, profound and as irresistible as the yellow bath toy itself."
-"People"
..". dazzling ... Hohn seems to have it all: deep intelligence, a strikingly original voice, humility and a hunger to suss out everything a yellow duck may literally or metaphorically touch."
-"The New York Times Book Review"
"Adventurous, inquisituve and brightly illuminating...["Moby-Duck"] works as a lively travelogue as well as a voyage of discovery and philosophical inquiry."
-Janet Maslin, "The New York Times"
"Delightfully wide
.".. entertaining but also philosophic ... [Donovan Hohn's] quest is puckish, profound and as irresistible as the yellow bath toy itself."
-"People"

.".. dazzling ... Hohn seems to have it all: deep intelligence, a strikingly original voice, humility and a hunger to suss out everything a yellow duck may literally or metaphorically touch."
-"The New York Times Book Review"

"Adventurous, inquisituve and brightly illuminating...["Moby-Duck"] works as a lively travelogue as well as a voyage of discovery and philosophical inquiry."
-Janet Maslin, "The New York Times"

"Delightfully wide-eyed...A gladdening, artful journey of discovery."
-"Kirkus" (starred review)
"Adventurous, inquisituve and brightly illuminating...["Moby-Duck"] works as a lively travelogue as well as a voyage of discovery and philosophical inquiry."
-Janet Maslin, "The New York Times"

"Delightfully wide-eyed...A gladdening, artful journey of discovery."
-"Kirkus" (starred review)

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