The Best American Essays 2014

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ISBN: 9780544309326
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Number of pages: 384
Author: John Jeremiah Sullivan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Best American Essays 2014 in PDF and EPUB “A creature from an alternative universe . . . wanting to understand what is on the American mind should rush to the nearest bookstore and buy a copy of this distinguished anthology . . . Exhilarating.” — Publishers Weekly The Best American Essays 2014 is selected and introduced by John Jeremiah Sullivan, author of the critically acclaimed essay collection Pulphead. The New York Times placed Sullivan “among the best young nonfiction writers in English” and the New York Times Book Review heralded Pulphead as “the best, and most important, collection of magazine writing since Wallace’s A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again.”


The Best American Essays 2014

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ISBN: 9780544309906
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Number of pages: 272
Author: John Jeremiah Sullivan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Best American Essays 2014 in PDF and EPUB Offers a selection of literary essays from the year 2014 which were originally published in American periodicals.


The Best American Essays 2013

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ISBN: 9780544105744
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Number of pages: 352
Author: Robert Atwan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Best American Essays 2013 in PDF and EPUB Selected and introduced by Cheryl Strayed, the New York Times best-selling author of Wild and the writer of the celebrated column “Dear Sugar,” this collection is a treasure trove of fine writing and thought-provoking essays.


The Best American Essays 2012

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ISBN: 9780547840543
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Number of pages: 304
Author: Robert Atwan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Best American Essays 2012 in PDF and EPUB The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind. The Best American Essays 2012 includes Marcia Angell, Miah Arnold, Mark Doty, Joseph Epstein, Jonathan Franzen, Malcolm Gladwell, Francine Prose, Lauren Slater, Sandra Tsing Loh, Jose Antonio Vargas, and others


The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014

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ISBN: 9780544003392
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Number of pages: 320
Author: Deborah Blum
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014 in PDF and EPUB “Undeniably exquisite . . . The essays in the collection [are] meditations that reveal not only how science actually happens but also who or what propels its immutable humanity.” — Maria Popova, Brain Pickings “A stimulating compendium.” — Kirkus Reviews Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author Deborah Blum selects the year’s top science and nature writing from writers who balance research with humanity and in the process uncover riveting stories of discovery across the disciplines.


The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014

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ISBN: 9780544129665
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Number of pages: 416
Author: Daniel Handler
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014 in PDF and EPUB Presents a selection of short works from mainstream and alternative American periodicals published in 2013, including nonfiction, screenplays, television writing, fiction, and alternative comics.


Phoning Home

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ISBN: 9781611173727
Release Date: 2014-05-15
Number of pages: 192
Author: Jacob M. Appel
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

Download and read online Phoning Home in PDF and EPUB Phoning Home is a collection of entertaining and thought-provoking essays featuring the author’s quirky family, his Jewish heritage, and his New York City upbringing. Jacob M. Appel’s recollections and insights, informed and filtered by his advanced degrees in medicine, law, and ethics, not only inspire nostalgic feelings but also offer insight into contemporary medical and ethical issues. At times sardonic and at others self-deprecating, Appel lays bare the most private aspects of his emotional life. “We’d just visited my grandaunt in Miami Beach, the last time we would ever see her. I had my two travel companions, Fat and Thin, securely buckled into the backseat of my mother’s foul-tempered Dodge Dart,” writes Appel of his family vacation with his two favorite rubber cat toys. Shortly thereafter Fat and Thin were lost forever—beginning, when Appel was just six years old, what he calls his “private apocalypse.” Both erudite and full-hearted, Appel recounts storylines ranging from a bout of unrequited love gone awry to the poignant romance of his grandparents. We learn of the crank phone calls he made to his own family, the conspicuous absence of Jell-O at his grandaunt’s house, and family secrets long believed buried. The stories range from the humorous to the poignant and capture the author’s distinctive voice—a blend of a physician’s compassion and an ethicist’s constant questioning.


The Best American Essays 2011

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ISBN: 9780547479774
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 242
Author: Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Best American Essays 2011 in PDF and EPUB Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2010 which were originally published in American periodicals.


The Best American Essays 2015

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ISBN: 9780544579217
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Number of pages: 272
Author: Ariel Levy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Best American Essays 2015 in PDF and EPUB “Writing an essay is like catching a wave,” posits guest editor Ariel Levy. “To catch a wave, you need skill and nerve, not just moving water.” This year’s writers are certainly full of nerve, and have crafted a wide range of pieces awash in a diversity of moods, voices, and stances. Leaving an abusive marriage, parting with a younger self, losing your sanity to Fitbit, and even saying goodbye to a beloved pair of pants imbued with meaning are all unified by the daring of their creation. As Levy notes, “Writing around an idea you think is worthwhile—an idea you suspect is an insight—requires real audacity.” The Best American Essays 2015 includes Hilton Als, Roger Angell, Justin Cronin, Meghan Daum, Anthony Doerr, Margo Jefferson, David Sedaris, Zadie Smith, Rebecca Solnit and others ARIEL LEVY, guest editor, has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2008. She received the National Magazine Award for essays and criticism for her piece “Thanksgiving in Mongolia,” which she is expanding into a book for Random House. Female Chauvinist Pigs, Levy’s first book, has been translated into seven languages. She teaches at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and at Wesleyan University. ROBERT ATWAN, the series editor of The Best American Essays since its inception in 1986, has published on a wide variety of subjects, from American advertising and early photography to ancient divination and Shakespeare. His criticism, essays, humor, poetry, and fiction have appeared in numerous periodicals nationwide.


The Best American Sports Writing 2014

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ISBN: 9780544147003
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Number of pages: 416
Author: Christopher McDougall
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Best American Sports Writing 2014 in PDF and EPUB An anthology of top-selected sports writing from the past year is culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty publications as well as a variety of leading sports blogs.


The Best American Travel Writing 2014

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ISBN: 9780544332584
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Number of pages: 336
Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Best American Travel Writing 2014 in PDF and EPUB “Travel connoisseurs divide the world into those places they’ve been dying to visit or revisit and places they’d never set foot in but are glad someone else did. This year’s volume of travel writing . . . focuses mostly on the latter with derring-do dispatches.” — USA Today A far-ranging collection of the best travel writing pieces published in 2013, collected by guest editor Paul Theroux. The Best American Travel Writing consistently includes a wide variety of pieces, illuminating the wonder, humor, fear, and exhilaration that greets all of us when we embark on a journey to a new place. Readers know that there is simply no other option when they want great travel writing.


The Best American Short Stories 2014

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ISBN: 9780547819242
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Number of pages: 384
Author: Jennifer Egan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Best American Short Stories 2014 in PDF and EPUB “The literary ‘Oscars’ features twenty outstanding examples of the best of the best in American short stories.” — Shelf Awareness for Readers The Best American Short Stories 2014 will be selected by national best-selling author Jennifer Egan, who won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction for A Visit from the Goon Squad, heralded by Time magazine as “a new classic of American fiction.” Egan “possesses a satirist’s eye and a romance novelist’s heart” (New York Times Book Review).


The Best American Infographics 2014

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ISBN: 9780547974552
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Number of pages: 160
Author: Gareth Cook
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Best American Infographics 2014 in PDF and EPUB Year two of this fresh, timely, beautiful addition to the Best American series, introduced by Nate Silver The rise of infographics across virtually all print and electronic media reveals patterns in our lives and worlds in fresh and surprising ways. As we find ourselves in the era of big data, where information moves faster than ever, infographics provide us with quick, often influential bursts of art and knowledge — to digest, tweet, share, go viral. Best American Infographics 2014 captures the finest examples, from the past year, of this mesmerizing new way of seeing and understanding our world. Guest introducer Nate Silver brings his unparalleled expertise and lively analysis to this visually compelling new volume.


The Best American Essays 2017

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ISBN: 9780544817425
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Number of pages: 288
Author: Leslie Jamison
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Best American Essays 2017 in PDF and EPUB “They do what the essay form arguably does best: engaging the personal in order to reach larger themes . . . The essay form forces authors to take measure of themselves, and allows the reader to do so as well.” —Publishers Weekly The best-selling essayist Leslie Jamison picks the best essays from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites, bringing her incredible ability to “stitch together the intellectual and the emotional with the finesse of a crackerjack surgeon” (NPR) to the task.


The Best American Essays 2007

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ISBN: 0618709274
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 307
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Mariner Books

Download and read online The Best American Essays 2007 in PDF and EPUB Compiles the best literary essays of the year originally published in American periodicals