How I Found Myself in China With my Black-Sheep Cousin and his Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant and Save His Life
A real-life story that uses humor to tackle a dead serious topic. “Along the way to finding a mail-order bride, falling in love with an alien country and saving Larry’s life, the duo experience extreme culture shock, flirt with espionage and discover unimaginable qualities in each other. Rose’s rhythms and comic timing, particularly in dialog with his cousin, will keep readers laughing throughout..."
–Publishers Weekly (starred review).
Listed as one of the TOP NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR by Publishers Weekly.
A Father and His Sons Retrace Their Family’s Escape From the Holocaust
Simon & Schuster
"In this bold and innovative memoir, part travel narrative, part spiritual quest, Daniel Asa Rose describes the remarkable journey in which he and his two young sons retraced their relatives' escape from Antwerp during the Second World War and also embraced, with ample amounts of wit and irreverence, the Jewish heritage that had pained and mystified him. In the wake of his divorce, Rose searches for something that will repair the damage done to his splintered family. He and the boys need to be connected to..."
“Unquestionably among the finest works of literature about the fate of European Jews during and after World War II” –Robert Brustein
SMALL FAMILY WITH ROOSTER
A collection of short stories published in The New Yorker, Partisan Review, Southern Review, North American Review, and The Boston Globe: “Like good champagne, this book is consumed easily but packs an unexpectedly profound punch.”
“What sets Mr. Rose apart is the poetry. Know him by his metaphors.” –Chicago Tribune
“These stories, touching the nerve that lies just below the surface of love, tick with energy ... wise and mournful and bleakly comical.” –Kirkus
“Finely crafted and freshly imagined, these insightful tales linger in the mind.” –Publishers Weekly
FLIPPING FOR IT
A New York Times New and Noteworthy Book, FLIPPING FOR IT is a darkly funny novel about divorce written from the man’s point of view. If you've ever wondered whether fathers grapple with the same heartrbreak mothers do during a breakup, this novel will leave no doubt. Publishers Weekly: “[Written] straight from his heart, which must be perilously close to his funny bone ... an acute kind of humor never far from tears.” West Coast Review of Books: “Filled with rare wit and expertise, reminiscent of the cynical charm of Mark Twain and Woody Allen.” The New York Times: “astonishing and delightful … written with freshness, humor, and great openness of heart.”
(Daniel has also ghostwritten five books he’d love to crow about but is sworn to secrecy ….)
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES:
Improbable Adventures, a Near-Death Experience, and Unexpected Redemption in the New Mexico Desert
University of New Mexico Press
High Road Books
Daniel Asa Rose was a successful novelist, memoirist, book critic, and columnist for the New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and others, when the top blew off his domestic life. His wife of sixteen years wanted out. Before he could slip into depression, doubt, and self-loathing, his lifelong friend, Tony, made him an irresistible proposition: go back to the place where, forty years earlier, their college road trip had come to a crashing halt when they were T-boned -- thrown thirty feet in the air, the equivalent of diving headlong through a third-floor window and sustaining only a single cracked tooth -- by a woman in the decidedly oddball little town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.
Together, Dan and Tony return to the scene of the crash in an effort to make sense of that fateful moment. He's certain that if he can locate the mysterious blonde in whose arms he almost died, he will find the self he lost and make peace with the life choices he has made. Dan moves into a single-wide trailer four blocks from the crash. Over the next eight months, he searches for the self he left behind forty years earlier. Amid inexplicable encounters, madcap friendships, and the serendipity of second chances, he falls in love with the New Mexico desert and the wiggy place that embraces him.
"Daniel Asa Rose is a great writer, and Truth or Consequences is a great tale. A funny, poignant, bizarrely uplifting adventure." –A. J. Jacobs, author, The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible