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State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America

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Publisher Comments:

See America with 50 of Our Finest, Funniest, and Foremost Writers Anthony Bourdain chases the fumigation truck in Bergen County, New Jersey

Dave Eggers tells it straight: Illinois is Number 1

Louise Erdrich loses her bikini top in North Dakota

Jonathan Franzen gets waylaid by New York's publicist...and personal attorney...and historian...and geologist

John Hodgman explains why there is no such thing as a "Massachusettsean"

Edward P. Jones makes the case: D.C. should be a state!

Jhumpa Lahiri declares her reckless love for the Rhode Island coast

Rick Moody explores the dark heart of Connecticut's Merritt Parkway, exit by exit

Ann Patchett makes a pilgrimage to the Civil War site at Shiloh, Tennessee

William T. Vollmann visits a San Francisco S&M club and Many More!

Synopsis:

From the bestselling editors of "The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup" comes an American road trip in book form: original writing on all 50 states by 50 of America's finest novelists, journalists, and essayists.

Table of Contents

Preface / Matt Weiland — Introduction / Sean Wilsey — Alabama / George Packer — Alaska / Paul Greenberg — Arizona / Lydia Millet — Arkansas / Kevin Brockmeier — California / William T. Vollmann — Colorado / Benjamin Kunkel — Connecticut / Rick Moody — Delaware / Craig Taylor — Florida / Joshua Ferris — Georgia / Ha Jin — Hawaii / Tara Bray Smith — Idaho / Anthony Doerr — Illinois / Dave Eggers — Indiana / Susan Choi — Iowa / Dagoberto Gilb — Kansas / Jim Lewis — Kentucky / John Jeremiah Sullivan — Louisiana / Joshua Clark — Maine / Heidi Julavits — Maryland / Myla Goldberg — Massachusetts / John Hodgman — Michigan / Mohammed Naseehu Ali — Minnesota / Philip Connors — Mississippi / Barry Hannah — Missouri / Jacki Lyden — Montana / Sarah Vowell — Nebraska / Alexander Payne — Nevada / Charles Bock — New Hampshire / Will Blythe — New Jersey / Anthony Bourdain — New Mexico / Ellery Washington — New York / Jonathan Franzen — North Carolina / Randall Kenan — North Dakota / Louise Erdrich — Ohio / Susan Orlean — Oklahoma / S. E. Hinton — Oregon / Joe Sacco — Pennsylvania / Andrea Lee — Rhode Island / Jhumpa Lahiri — South Carolina / Jack Hitt — South Dakota / Sad Sayrafiezadeh — Tennessee / Ann Patchett --Texas / Christina Henr

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062043573
Subtitle:
A Panoramic Portrait of America
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Edited by:
Matt Weiland
Author:
Sean Wilsey
Author:
Weiland, Matt
Author:
Matt Weiland
Author:
Wilsey, Sean
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Americana
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Americana-General
Subject:
History-Sale Books
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090929
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
608

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"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling editors of "The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup" comes an American road trip in book form: original writing on all 50 states by 50 of America's finest novelists, journalists, and essayists.
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