A dynamic collection of essays and reportage, The Green Season illustrates daily life in Costa Rica, a tiny Central American nation dedicated to peace and teeming with tropical life. With his trademark humor and observation, Robert Isenberg describes the people, culture, and biodiversity that make Costa Rica so unique, from a centuries-old indigenous ceremony to a remote jungle crisscrossed by crocodile-filled canals.
Part memoir, part beatnik guidebook, How to Ride a Bike in Pittsburgh takes readers on a breakneck ride through the spidery streets of the Steel City. Robert Isenberg describes the thrills of urban pedaling, as well as the joys of being young, broke and free in Western Pennsylvania. Find out how to ride a bike in Pittsburgh - and live like you mean it.
In 1226 a young German noble plotted the unthinkable: to kidnap the archbishop of Cologne. What followed was a cavalcade of murder, exile, torture, and vengeance. The noble was named Friedrich von Isenberg. Eight centuries later writer Robert Isenberg traveled to Germany to explore Friedrich's legacy. Picking through the ruins of Castle Isenberg and surveying scant documentation, he began to reassemble Friedrich's tragic tale.
Robert Isenberg is a man of action verbs. This hilarious collection of essays follows him through some of his most daring and traumatic adventures, from his first skydiving experience to his "routine" checkup at the doctor's office. Whether the topic is fetish pirate companies or sandwich thieves, Isenberg captures the spirit of every subject. With its keen insights and quest for the ridiculous, this collection invites you to put on your turtleneck sweater and experience the world Isenberg style.
Journeying by foot, train, boat, and bicycle, Robert Isenberg chronicles the sights and sounds of four continents, from windswept outback to teeming megacities. Here we meet drifters, cavaliers, streetwalkers, and saints, observed with the eye of a journalist and the soul of a playwright.
Written over the course of a decade, Wander celebrates the global family in all its horror and beauty.