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This "great volume" highlights the "very best of this year's fiction, nonfiction, alternative comics, screenplys, blogs and more" (OK!). Compiled by Dave Eggers and students from his San Francisco writing center, it is "both uproarious and illuminating" (Publishers Weekly).

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"...zesty...a terrific hodgepodge of essays, satirical pieces, short fiction, lists and comics" Cleveland Plain Dealer

Synopsis:

A selection of the best writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and comics, published in American periodicals during 2008 aimed at readers 15 and up.

Synopsis:

An eclectic volume introduced by Guillermo del Toro and compiled by Dave Eggers and students of his San Francisco writing center, who dont leave a stone unturned in their search for nonrequired gems.

About the Author

Dave Eggers is the editor of McSweeneys and a cofounder of 826 National, a network of nonprofit writing and tutoring centers for youth, located in seven cities across the United States. He is the author of four books, including What Is the What and How We Are Hungry.

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greengills, April 12, 2011 (view all comments by greengills)
I just want to start off by saying that I used to pick this book up in the store. I'd consider buying it, weighing my mood, cynicism, and overall enjoyment of the cover art (very wholesome) against my other options, eventually deciding: "I want something more cohesive"(wrong!)or maybe the popular "I have too many books" (also wrong!) or "Dave Eggers is overrated" (...I just said that aloud didn't I). I would have to guess, I repeated that process about 78 times, or 1-2 times a week for about a year, before I bought this book.

I can safely say, without a doubt, I wasted a lot of valuable time by not reading this book sooner. The next time you see "The Best American Non Required Reading 2009" and you have doubts like I did, take a peek in the best american craigslist barter ads of 2008, or best american bank robberies of 2008 or maybe best american children's letters to Obama( ah, the folly of youth). I'm confident your doubts will be alleviated.

Then, after you buy it and get it home, or wherever you do your reading, you can dip into the some of the longer short stories or some of the comics or just open to random pages. Anyway you shake it, this book will surely not disapoint.


Or...Buy it for the cover. Either way, you win.
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krtg, January 21, 2010 (view all comments by krtg)
I am laughing out loud reading this book. It is fabulous, as anything that Dave Eggers touches is. I highly recommend it to anyone in need of a laugh - an intellectual, thought-provoking laugh.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780547241609
Author:
Eggers, Dave
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Introduction by:
Satrapi, Marjane
Introduction:
Satrapi, Marjane
Editor:
Nathan, Jesse
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American R
Series Volume:
2009
Publication Date:
20091008
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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A selection of the best writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and comics, published in American periodicals during 2008 aimed at readers 15 and up.
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An eclectic volume introduced by Guillermo del Toro and compiled by Dave Eggers and students of his San Francisco writing center, who dont leave a stone unturned in their search for nonrequired gems.
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