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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009


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ISBN13: 9780547241609
ISBN10: 0547241607
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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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Eggers, Dave
Mariner Books
Introduction by:
Satrapi, Marjane
Satrapi, Marjane
Nathan, Jesse
American - General
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Best American R
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 9
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 432 pages Mariner Books - English 9780547241609 Reviews:
"Review" by , "...zesty...a terrific hodgepodge of essays, satirical pieces, short fiction, lists and comics"
"Synopsis" by ,
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" by , Dave Eggers and his students at the 826 Valencia and 826 Michigan writing labs compile fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and comics, as well as category-defying gems that have become one of the hallmarks of this lively collection.
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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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