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Synopses & Reviews

Review:

"Amusing and meaningful, light and yet profound, like the best magazine in the world — which unfortunately comes out only once a year." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Although some of the fiction is a bit too more mired in the kind of earnestness one tends to outgrow (to be fair, this is really a matter of taste), many of the nonfiction pieces are hilarious and/or compelling." Library Journal

Synopsis:

The debut last year of this newest addition to the Best American series was an instant hit with readers of all ages. We are thrilled to announce that Dave Eggers will be editing the volume annually. Again he will be choosing the finest, most interesting, and least expected fiction, nonfiction, humor, alternative comics, and more from publications large, small, and on-line — The Onion, The New Yorker, Shout, Time, and Zoetrope, to name just a few.

Synopsis:

Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, the very best pieces are selected by an editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field, making the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

Dave Eggers, who will be editing The Best American Nonrequired Reading annually, has once again chosen the best and least-expected fiction, nonfiction, satire, investigative reporting, alternative comics, and more from publications large, small, and on-line — The Onion, The New Yorker, Shout, Time, Zoetrope, Tin House, Nerve.com,and McSweeney's, to name just a few. Read on for "Some of the best literature you haven't been reading . . . And it's fantastic. All of it." (St. Petersburg Times).

Lynda Barry Jonathan Safran Foer Lisa Gabriele Andrea Lee J. T. Leroy Nasdijj ZZ Packer David Sedaris

About the Author

Dave Eggers, author of the phenomenal bestseller A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and editor of McSweeney's, is series editor. He is the founder of 826 Valencia, a San Francisco writing lab for city youth.

Zadie Smith (guest editor) is the author of White Teeth and The Autograph Man.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dave Eggers xi
Introduction: Dead Men Talking by Zadie Smith xxiv

Sherman Alexie. What Sacagawea Means to Me 1
from Time

Lynda Barry. Common Scents 5
from One! Hundred! Demons!

Ryan Boudinot. The Littlest Hitler 24
from Mississippi Review

Mark Bowden. Tales of the Tyrant 33
from Atlantic Monthly

Michael Buckley. The Meticulous Grove of Black and Green 76
from Alaska Quarterly Review

Judy Budnitz. Visiting Hours 97
from Harper?s Magazine

David Drury. Things We Knew When the House Caught Fire 116
from Little Engines

Jonathan Safran Foer. A Primer for the Punctuation of Heart Disease 135
from The New Yorker

Lisa Gabriele. The Guide to Being a Groupie 143
from Nerve.com

Amanda Holzer. Love and Other Catastrophes: A Mix Tape 148
from Story Quarterly

Chuck Klosterman. The Pretenders 150
from New York Times Magazine

K. Kvashay-Boyle. Saint Chola 159
from McSweeney?s

Dylan Landis. Rana Fegrina 174
from Tin House

Andrea Lee. Golden Chariot 184
from Zoetrope

J. T. Leroy. Stuff 196
from 7 x 7

Douglas Light. Three Days. A Month. More. 202
from Alaska Quarterly Review

Nasdijj. Touching Him 211
from Columbia Review

I?ll Try Anything With a Detached Air of Superiority 222
from The Onion

George Packer. How Susie Bayer?s T-Shirt Ended Up on Yusuf Mama?s Back 224
from New York Times Magazine

ZZ Packer. The Ant of the Self 237
from The New Yorker

James Pinkerton. How to Write Suspense 258
from Modern Humorist

David Sedaris. Rooster at the Hitchin? Post 263
from Esquire

Jason Stella. Astroturf: How Manufactured ?Grassroots? Movements Are Subverting Democracy 273
from Shout

John Verbos. Lost Boys 280
from Pindeldyboz

Daniel Voll. Riot Baby (Life in South Central Los Angeles) 294
from Esquire

Contributors? Notes 321
Notable Nonrequired Reading of 2002 328

What Our Readers Are Saying

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christijensen, October 19, 2006 (view all comments by christijensen)
This anthology showcases a lot of really decent young talent. Nothing here is perfect, not al of it is enlightening and some of it isn't realy all that new. On the other hand, it's a great glimpse intot he future of journalism and great American writing. Thanks to the editors, Zadie Smith and Dave Eggers.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618246960
Editor:
Eggers, Dave
Introduction:
Smith, Zadie
Introduction by:
Smith, Zadie
Introduction:
Smith, Zadie
Editor:
Eggers, Dave
Editor:
Smith, Zadie; Eggers, Dave
Author:
Smith, Zadie
Author:
Eggers, Dave
Author:
Zadie
Author:
Smith
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
American essays
Subject:
American prose literature
Subject:
American essays - 21st century
Subject:
American prose literature - 21st century
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2003
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American Nonrequired Reading
Series Volume:
2003
Publication Date:
October 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.26x5.44x.90 in. .82 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Amusing and meaningful, light and yet profound, like the best magazine in the world — which unfortunately comes out only once a year."
"Review" by , "Although some of the fiction is a bit too more mired in the kind of earnestness one tends to outgrow (to be fair, this is really a matter of taste), many of the nonfiction pieces are hilarious and/or compelling."
"Synopsis" by , The debut last year of this newest addition to the Best American series was an instant hit with readers of all ages. We are thrilled to announce that Dave Eggers will be editing the volume annually. Again he will be choosing the finest, most interesting, and least expected fiction, nonfiction, humor, alternative comics, and more from publications large, small, and on-line — The Onion, The New Yorker, Shout, Time, and Zoetrope, to name just a few.
"Synopsis" by ,
Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, the very best pieces are selected by an editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field, making the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

Dave Eggers, who will be editing The Best American Nonrequired Reading annually, has once again chosen the best and least-expected fiction, nonfiction, satire, investigative reporting, alternative comics, and more from publications large, small, and on-line — The Onion, The New Yorker, Shout, Time, Zoetrope, Tin House, Nerve.com,and McSweeney's, to name just a few. Read on for "Some of the best literature you haven't been reading . . . And it's fantastic. All of it." (St. Petersburg Times).

Lynda Barry Jonathan Safran Foer Lisa Gabriele Andrea Lee J. T. Leroy Nasdijj ZZ Packer David Sedaris

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