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The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915. For each volume, the very best pieces are selected by a leading writer in the field, making the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2005 includes:

Daniel Alarcón - Aimee Bender - Dan Chaon - Daniel Clowes - Tish Durkin - Stephen Elliott - Al Franken - Jhumpa Lahiri - Rattawut Lapcharoensap - Anders Nilsen - Georges Saunders - William T. Vollmann - and others.

Synopsis:

Pulled once again from the hip to the mainstream, this collection of fiction, nonfiction, alternative comics, and "anything else that defies categorization" (USA Today) is as fresh and bold as ever. Compiled by Dave Eggers and students from his San Francisco writing center, it's "a bouillabaisse of nonrequired reading that should be required" (Publishers Weekly). Contributors include Jhumpa Lahiri, George Saunders, William Langewiesche, Stephen Elliott, and others.

Synopsis:

The Best American Series First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915. For each volume, the very best pieces are selected by a leading writer in the field, making the Best American series the most respected--and most popular--of its kind.

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2005 includes

Daniel Alarcón • Aimee Bender • Dan Chaon • Daniel Clowes • Tish Durkin • Stephen Elliott • Al Franken • Jhumpa Lahiri • Rattawut Lapcharoensap • Anders Nilsen • Georges Saunders • William T. Vollmann • and others

Dave Eggers, editor, is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity!, and How We Are Hungry, and the editor of McSweeney's. He is the founder of 826 Valencia, a San Francisco writing lab for young people.

Beck, guest introducer, whose single "Loser" was instantly labeled an anthem for the slacker generation, is also known for his Grammy Award-winning albums Odelay and Mutations.

Synopsis:

With the help of a cadre of Bay Area writing students, Eggers has again assembled an eclectic collection of fiction, nonfiction, humor, journalism, and alternative comics.

About the Author

Dave Eggers, editor, is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity!, and How We Are Hungry, and the editor of McSweeney's. He is the founder of 826 Valencia, a San Francisco writing lab for young people.

Beck, guest introducer, whose single "Loser" was instantly labeled an anthem for the slacker generation, is also known for his Grammy Award-winning albums Odelay, Mutations, and most recently, Guero.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Foreword by Dave Eggers xi Introduction by Beck xxx

Joe Sayers. Passing Periods xii, xv from Passing Periods

Anders Nilsen. The Mediocrity Principle xiii–xiv from Blood Orange

Daniel Alarcón. Florida 1 from Swink

Jessica Anthony. The Death of Mustango Salvaje 15 from McSweeneys

Aimee Bender. Tiger Mending 39 from BlackBook

Ryan Boudinot. Free Burgers for Life 48 from Monkeybicycle

Dan Chaon. Five Forgotten Instincts 68 from Other Voices

Amber Dermont. Lyndon 78 from Zoetrope

Stephanie Dickinson. A Lynching in Stereoscope 96 from African-American Review

Tish Durkin. Heavy Metal Mercenary 112 from Rolling Stone

Stephen Elliott. My Little Brother Ruined My Life 123 from Maisonneuve

Al Franken. Tearaway Burkas and Tinplate Menorahs 134 from Mother Jones

Jeff Gordinier. The Lost Boys 148 from Details

Kate Krautkramer. Roadkill 164 from Creative Nonfiction

Jhumpa Lahiri. Hell-Heaven 175 from The New Yorker

Rattawut Lapcharoensap. At the Café Lovely 196 from Zoetrope

Molly McNett. Catalogue Sales 217 from New England Review

George Saunders. Bohemians 237 from The New Yorker

George Saunders. Manifesto 247 from Slate

J. David Stevens. The Joke 250 from Mid-American Review

Jonathan Tel. The Myth of the Frequent Flier 257 from Open City

Douglas Trevor. Girls I Know 263 from Epoch

William T. Vollmann. They Came Out Like Ants! 281 from Harpers Magazine

Lauren Weedman. Diary of a Journal Reader 313 from Swivel

Contributors Notes 319 Notable Nonrequired Reading of 2004 326

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618570485
Author:
Dave Eggers and Beck
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Introduction by:
Beck
Introduction:
Beck
Editor:
Eggers, Dave
Editor:
Dave Eggers
Author:
Beck
Author:
Eggers, Dave
Location:
Boston
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American prose literature
Subject:
American essays
Subject:
American essays - 21st century
Subject:
American prose literature - 21st century
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American Nonrequired Reading
Series Volume:
2005
Publication Date:
October 5, 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.24x5.56x.97 in. .91 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Pulled once again from the hip to the mainstream, this collection of fiction, nonfiction, alternative comics, and "anything else that defies categorization" (USA Today) is as fresh and bold as ever. Compiled by Dave Eggers and students from his San Francisco writing center, it's "a bouillabaisse of nonrequired reading that should be required" (Publishers Weekly). Contributors include Jhumpa Lahiri, George Saunders, William Langewiesche, Stephen Elliott, and others.
"Synopsis" by ,
The Best American Series First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915. For each volume, the very best pieces are selected by a leading writer in the field, making the Best American series the most respected--and most popular--of its kind.

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2005 includes

Daniel Alarcón • Aimee Bender • Dan Chaon • Daniel Clowes • Tish Durkin • Stephen Elliott • Al Franken • Jhumpa Lahiri • Rattawut Lapcharoensap • Anders Nilsen • Georges Saunders • William T. Vollmann • and others

Dave Eggers, editor, is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity!, and How We Are Hungry, and the editor of McSweeney's. He is the founder of 826 Valencia, a San Francisco writing lab for young people.

Beck, guest introducer, whose single "Loser" was instantly labeled an anthem for the slacker generation, is also known for his Grammy Award-winning albums Odelay and Mutations.

"Synopsis" by , With the help of a cadre of Bay Area writing students, Eggers has again assembled an eclectic collection of fiction, nonfiction, humor, journalism, and alternative comics.
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