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Ultimate Blogs: Masterworks from the Wild Web

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Publisher Comments:

“What are you working on?”

“An anthology of blogs.”

“I didn’t know you had a blog.”

“I don’t. It’s an anthology of other people’s blogs.”

“How do you find good blogs?”

“I read. I surf. I look at blog contests. I follow links. I ask people about the blogs they like.”

“Is a good blog hard to find?”

“Yes. Very.”

A Book of Blogs? WTF!!

Sarah Boxer, a former New York Times reporter and critic, travels through the blogosphere (more than 80 million blogs — and counting) and finds some masterpieces along the way. Among the bloggers in the anthology are:

two fashion critics mocking the inexplicable “fugliness” of celebrities

a Marine Corps lieutenant stationed in Fallujah in 2006

a 19-year old student in Singapore cheerfully pining for her ex

an illustrator’s tiny saga of a rodent and his ball of crap

Odysseus’s sidekick telling his side of the Iliad and Odyssey

Revealing and deceptive, grand and niggling, worldly and parochial, these blogs comprise a snapshot of life on the wild, wild Web.

Synopsis:

Sarah Boxer, formerly a critic and reporter at The New York Times, is the

Synopsis:

The first compilation of the World Wide Web's most colorful and innovative blogs offers a definitive introduction to the blogosphere with works by famous and unknown bloggers alike, including humorists, feminists, diarists, photographers, expatriates, gossipmongers, soldiers, physicists, muckrakers, and many more. Original. 30,000 first printing.

About the Author

Sarah Boxer, formerly a critic and reporter at The New York Times, is the author and illustrator of the cartoon novel "In the Floyd Archives: A Psycho-Bestiary." She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and son.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

AngryBlackBitch, Pamela Merritt

Becker-Posner Blog, Gary S. Becker and Richard Posner

Click Opera, Nick Currie

Cosmic Variance, Sean Carroll

El Guapo in DC, author known as El Guapo

Eurotrash, Delly Hayward

Get Your War On, David Rees

Go Fug Yourself, Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks

How to Learn Swedish in 1000 Difficult Lessons, author known as Francis Strand

I Blame The Patriarchy, Jill Posey-Smith

In The Middle, Raed Jarrar

Ironic Sans, David Friedman

Its raining noodles!, Angelique Chan

Johnny i hardly knew you, Jennie Portnof

Julia {Here Be Hippogriffs}, Julia Litton

Language Log, Benjamin Zimmer

Matthew Yglesias, Matthew Yglesias

Micrographica, Ren

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307389329
Subtitle:
Masterworks from the Wild Web
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Edited by:
Sarah Boxer
Author:
Sarah Boxer
Author:
Sarah Boxer
Subject:
Language Arts & Disciplines : Journalism
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Blogs
Subject:
Interactive multimedia
Subject:
Internet - World Wide Web
Subject:
Web - General
Subject:
Business | E-Business
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Subject:
Journalism-Reference
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Internet-Web Publishing
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080212
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
343

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"Synopsis" by , The first compilation of the World Wide Web's most colorful and innovative blogs offers a definitive introduction to the blogosphere with works by famous and unknown bloggers alike, including humorists, feminists, diarists, photographers, expatriates, gossipmongers, soldiers, physicists, muckrakers, and many more. Original. 30,000 first printing.
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