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The Future Dictionary of America

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Publisher Comments:

This book was conceived by Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, and Dave Eggers as a way to bring over a hundred authors together to promote progressive causes in the November 2004 election. The book is an imagining of what a dictionary might look like about thirty years hence, when all of the world's problems are solved and our current president is a distant memory. The book is by turns funny, outraged, utopian, and dyspeptic.

Over 150 writers contributed to the book, including: Stephen King, Robert Olen Butler, Glen David Gold, Richard Powers, Susan Straight, Sarah Vowell, Billy Collins, C.K. Williams, Colson Whitehead, Donald Antrim, Jonathan Franzen, Edwidge Danticat, Edward Hirsch, Joyce Carol Oates, Katha Pollitt, Padgett Powell, Paul Auster, Anthony Swofford, Julia Alvarez, Susan Choi, Jim Shepard, Aimee Bender, and Art Spiegelman.

Hardcover editions of the book will also include a CD compilation, with all new songs by the best musicians working. Among them: David Byrne, R.E.M., Death Cab for Cutie, Moby, Sleater-Kinney, Flaming Lips, Tom Waits, Yo La Tengo, Bright Eyes, They Might Be Giants, Elliott Smith, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Review:

"It is jam-packed with winningly offbeat suggestions for making the world a better place....In a world in which everyone has an opinion but no one has any advice, this book is manna." Henry Alford, Newsday

Synopsis:

An unprecedented book-CD package to benefit progressive causes featuring over 200 of America's best writers, artists, and musicians.

Every cent of the proceeds will go directly to groups working for the public good in the 2004 election.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781932416206
Subtitle:
A Book to Benefit Progressive Causes in the 2004 Elections Featuring Over 170 of America's Best Writers and Artists
Manufactured:
McSweeney's Books
Manufactured:
McSweeney's Books
Editor:
Nicole Krauss
Editor:
Staff of McSweeney's
Publisher:
McSweeney's Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
FICTION / Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Publication Date:
August 2004
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.18x6.42x.78 in. 1.10 lbs.

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Product details 208 pages McSweeney's Books - English 9781932416206 Reviews:
"Review" by , "It is jam-packed with winningly offbeat suggestions for making the world a better place....In a world in which everyone has an opinion but no one has any advice, this book is manna."
"Synopsis" by , An unprecedented book-CD package to benefit progressive causes featuring over 200 of America's best writers, artists, and musicians.

Every cent of the proceeds will go directly to groups working for the public good in the 2004 election.

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