Best American Magazine Writing 2012

ISBN-10: 0231162235
ISBN-13: 9780231162234
Edition: 2012
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Description: Chosen from the nominees and winners of the 2012 National Magazine Awards, this year's anthology covers a range of developments in culture, commerce, society, and politics, from the passing of Steve Jobs to the controversy over breast cancer  More...

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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Chosen from the nominees and winners of the 2012 National Magazine Awards, this year's anthology covers a range of developments in culture, commerce, society, and politics, from the passing of Steve Jobs to the controversy over breast cancer research funding, from the ongoing trauma of battle-scarred soldiers to the resurgence of issues concerning women's safety and health. Always engaging and informative, the Best American Magazine Writing remains the most popular, go-to resource for innovative journalism and unique perspective.Selections include Matthieu Aikins ( Esquire) on the shady dealings and shifting sands of the war in Afghanistan; Nicholas Schmidle ( The New Yorker) on the Obama Administration's masterful plot to kill Osama bin Laden; the late Christopher Hitchens ( Vanity Fair) on the physical and emotional toll of cancer, and Joel Stein ( TIME) on the Kardashian phenomenon and the propensity for politicians and other popular figures to get into trouble on the internet. John Jeremiah Sullivan ( New York Times Magazine) takes his family on a roller-coaster ride through Disneyland, Wesley Yang ( New York) explores the pressure on Asian-Americans to succeed and the psychological and cultural consequences when they don't, Bill Heavey ( Field & Stream) writes eloquently and intimately about hunting and the sportsman's life, and Luke Dittrich ( Esquire) and Michael Paterniti ( GQ) share the raw experiences of those who survived 2011's worst natural disasters: the Japanese earthquake and exceptionally severe tornados in the American Midwest. Fiction includes the long-awaited short story by novelist Jonathan Franzen, "Ambition," published in McSweeney's Quarterly, and Karen Russell's "The Hox River Window," featured in Zoetrope: All-Story.

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Joplin!: Esquire: Winner-Feature Writing
The Apostate: The New Yorker Winner-Reporting
Excerpts from The Encyclopedia of 9/11: New York: Winner-Single-Topic Issue
Wall Street Isn't Winning-It's Cheating and Mike Bloomberg's Marie Antoinette Moment and How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the OWS Protests: Rolling Stone: Finalist-Commentary, Digital Media
Too Much Information: GQ: Finalist-Essays and Criticism
Our Man in Kandahar: The Atlantic: Finalist-Reporting
Arms and the Dudes: Rolling Stone: Finalist-Feature Writing
The Invisible Army: The New Yorker: Winner-Public Interest
The Secret That Kills Four Women a Day: Glamour: Winner-Personal Service
The Signature Wound: Men's Health: Finalist-Public Interest
Fractured: Good Housekeeping: Finalist-Personal Service
Dewayne Dedmon's Leap of Faith: Sports Illustrated: Finalist-Profile Writing
Paper Tigers: New York: Winner-Essays and Criticism
Game of Her Life: ESPN the Magazine: Finalist-Profile Writing
He Is Anonymous: D Magazine: Winner-Profile Writing
Looking for a Model and The Right to Write and Content Management: The American Scholar: Winner-Commentary, Digital Media
Duck Tape and America's Next Top Weiner and The End of Kardaschadenfreude: Time: Finalist-Columns and Commentary
The Hox River Window: Zoetrope: All-Story: Winner-Fiction
When the King Saved God and From Abbottabad to Worse and Unspoken Truths: Vanity Fair: Winner-Columns and Commentary
National Magazine Awards 2012 Finalists and Winners
National Magazine Awards for Digital Media 2012 Finalists and Winners
National Magazine Awards 2012 Judges
National Magazine Awards for Digital Media 2012 Judges
ASME Board of Directors, 2011-12
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