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Publisher Comments:

The Best American Series®

First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volumes 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

Review:

"A creature from an alternative universe arriving in the United States in 2012 wanting to understand what is on the American mind should rush to the nearest bookstore and buy a copy of this distinguished anthology, now in its 27th year. The 24 selected by New York Times columnist Brooks arrive after publication in a wide range of journals and magazines. Highlights include Lauren Slater's 'Killing My Body to Save My Mind,' a brave and disquieting discussion about the extreme side-effects of various psychopharmaceuticals on her body. The volume's range of styles include the sharp and coolly intellectual (Alan Lightman's 'The Accidental Universe') and the acutely personal (David J. Lawless's 'My Father/My Husband.' From Wesley Yang's fascinating exploration of racial identity, 'Paper Tigers,' to Francine Prose's critical reminiscence of her experience during the emergence of second wave feminism in the 1970s, 'Other Women,' there is not a dud in the bunch. As Mark Edmunson writes in one of the two essays about the plight of education, 'Who Are You and What Are You Doing Here?': 'In reading, I continue to look for one thing — to be influenced, to learn something new, to be thrown off my course and onto another, better way.' This year's exhilarating collection is just that reading experience." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

A collection of the year's best essays culled from periodicals.

Synopsis:

The Best American Series®

First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volumes 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 2011 includes

Hilton Als, Katy Butler, Toi Derricotte, Christopher Hitchens,

Pico Iyer, Charlie LeDuff, Chang-Rae Lee, Lia Purpura, Zadie Smith,

Reshma Memon Yaqub, and others

Synopsis:

New York Times columnist and best-selling author David Brooks takes readers on an intellectual journey in this classic collection of the years most thought-provoking essays.

About the Author

ROBERT ATWAN has been the series editor of The Best American Essays since its inception in 1986. He has edited numerous literary anthologies and written essays and reviews for periodicals nationwide.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547840093
Author:
Brooks, David
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Atwan, Robert
Author:
Brooks, David
Author:
Danticat, Edwidge
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Best American Series (R)
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A creature from an alternative universe arriving in the United States in 2012 wanting to understand what is on the American mind should rush to the nearest bookstore and buy a copy of this distinguished anthology, now in its 27th year. The 24 selected by New York Times columnist Brooks arrive after publication in a wide range of journals and magazines. Highlights include Lauren Slater's 'Killing My Body to Save My Mind,' a brave and disquieting discussion about the extreme side-effects of various psychopharmaceuticals on her body. The volume's range of styles include the sharp and coolly intellectual (Alan Lightman's 'The Accidental Universe') and the acutely personal (David J. Lawless's 'My Father/My Husband.' From Wesley Yang's fascinating exploration of racial identity, 'Paper Tigers,' to Francine Prose's critical reminiscence of her experience during the emergence of second wave feminism in the 1970s, 'Other Women,' there is not a dud in the bunch. As Mark Edmunson writes in one of the two essays about the plight of education, 'Who Are You and What Are You Doing Here?': 'In reading, I continue to look for one thing — to be influenced, to learn something new, to be thrown off my course and onto another, better way.' This year's exhilarating collection is just that reading experience." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
A collection of the year's best essays culled from periodicals.

"Synopsis" by , The Best American Series®

First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volumes 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 2011 includes

Hilton Als, Katy Butler, Toi Derricotte, Christopher Hitchens,

Pico Iyer, Charlie LeDuff, Chang-Rae Lee, Lia Purpura, Zadie Smith,

Reshma Memon Yaqub, and others

"Synopsis" by ,
New York Times columnist and best-selling author David Brooks takes readers on an intellectual journey in this classic collection of the years most thought-provoking essays.
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