Ted Conover's "Whiteout: Lost in Aspen"

Ted Conover's "Whiteout: Lost in Aspen"

Author: 
Ted Conover

Conover's two years "as a working stiff," studying the high-living elite of Aspen, Colorado.

Book Excerpt: 
"In 1988, I was struggling with a first novel in Denver and looking for distractions. When I heard that my friend Alex had bought the Mellow Yellow Taxi Company, an Aspen institution, I thought perhaps Id found one. Now, there was a way I could see myself in Aspen, I thought -- as a working stiff, a witness to the seamy underside. Nighttime cab driving would be even better (i.e., worse), and nighttime cab driving during high season would be better yet. As a friend of mine who had lived there liked to say, 'Winter is when the toilet bowl of Aspen overflows and fertilizes the town for the next year.'"
Year of Publication: 
Tue, 1991-01-01
Rights Information: 
copyright, Ted Conover
City of Publication: 
New York City
Book Publisher: 
Random House, Vintage