Best American Magazine Writing 2010

ISBN-10: 0231157533
ISBN-13: 9780231157537
Edition: 2010
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List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/7/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

The Best American Magazine Writing 2010is the strongest evidence yet that the narrative and purpose of print journalism is as vital as ever, providing entertainment, connection, perspective, and unprecedented revelation in increasingly imaginative and engaging ways. This year's selections, chosen from among the finalists of the National Magazine Awards, include David Grann's much-discussed article on the legal execution of a possibly innocent man in the New Yorker; Shari Fink's report on alleged euthanization of patients during Hurricane Katrina in the New York Times Magazine; and John H. Richardson's widely read feature on America's last late-term-abortion doctor in Esquire.The Best American Magazine Writing 2010continues to thrill with its captivating profiles, absorbing personal essays, amusing encounters, and entrancing fiction. Jonathan Van Meter offers rare access to one of American literature's most enigmatic marriages in New York; Daphne Merkin recounts her harrowing experience with chronic depression in the New York Times Magazine; John Spong recalls a colorful night at a Texas dance hall in Texas Monthly; and Mitch Albom rediscovers the spirit of Detroit in its devotion to athletics in Sports Illustrated. James Stewart, Michael Lewis, Megan McArdle, and Bryan Burrough conducted stellar coverage of the year's unprecedented financial issues, and Michael Pollan and Atul Gawande contributed fascinating pieces on health habits and health care reform, respectively. Salman Rushdie, George Saunders, Sherman Alexie, and Anthony Doerr are among the nominated short story writers.

Jon Meacham was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on May 20, 1969. He received a degree in English literature at the University of the South. He joined Newsweek as a writer in 1995. Three years later, at the age of 29, he was promoted to managing editor, supervising coverage of politics, international affairs, and breaking news. In 2006, he was promoted to editor at Newsweek. He is currently an executive editor at Random House. He won the Pulitzer Prize for American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House in 2009. His other works include Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship, American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation. In 2001, he edited Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement. In 2013 his title Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power made The New York Times Best Seller List.

Introduction
Acknowledgments
The Deadly Choices at Memorial
The New York Times Magazine
Winner-Reporting
Still Life
Texas Monthly
Winner-Feature Writing
Marc Dreier's Crime of Destiny
Vanity Fair
Finalist-Profile Writing
The Last Abortion Doctor
Esquire
Finalist-Feature Writing
The Cost Conundrum
The New Yorker
Winner-Public Interest
A Death in Texas
Boston Review
Finalist-Public Interest
Vanish
Wired
Finalist-Feature Writing
Out West
Orion
Finalist-Essays
Theocracy and Its Discontents
Newsweek
Winner-Columns and Commentary
Lead Us Not Into Debt
The Atlantic
Finalist-Columns and Commentary
Bacon: The Other White Heat
Popular Science
Finalist-Columns and Commentary
In Defense of Tourism
Travel & Leisure
Finalist-Columns and Commentary
Excerpts from For and Against Foreskin
New York
Winner-Personal Service
There's a Sucker Born Every Minute
GQ
Finalist-Reviews and Criticism
War Games
Los Angeles
Finalist-Reviews and Criticism
Suburban Ghetto
Harper's Magazine
Finalist-Reviews and Criticism
Obituary Columns: Danny La Rue, Benson, William Safire
The Economist
Finalist-Columns and Commentary
Top Ten State Fair Joys
National Geographic
Winner-Essays
The Man Who Never Was
Esquire
Winner-Profile Writing
Trial by Fire
The New Yorker
Finalist-Reporting
Raw Water
McSweeney's Quarterly
Winner-Fiction
And Yet...
Sports Illustrated
Finalist-Essays
National Magazine Awards 2010 Finalists and Winners
National Magazine Awards for Digital Media 2010 Finalists and Winners
National Magazine Awards 2010 Judges
ASME Board of Directors, 2010-2011
Permissions
List of Contributors

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