Synopses & Reviews
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).
"...zesty...a terrific hodgepodge of essays, satirical pieces, short fiction, lists and comics" Cleveland Plain Dealer
"A motley collection to match every mood a relentless reader might have." — Kirkus
"Thats the genius of the series. It eschews big names, big issues, and award winners in favor of stuff thats simply entertaining...Something for everyone, indeed. " — Booklist
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.
A selection of the best writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and comics, published in American periodicals during 2008 aimed at readers 15 and up.
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.
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.