Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010

ISBN-10: 0547241631

ISBN-13: 9780547241630

Edition: 2010

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Dave Eggers was born on March 12th, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts. His family moved to Lake Forest, Illinois when he was a child. Eggers attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, until his parents' deaths in 1991 and 1992. The loss left him responsible for his eight-year-old brother and later became the inspiration for his highly acclaimed memoir "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius". Published in 2000, the memoir was nominated for a nonfiction Pulitzer the following year. Eggers edits the popular "The Best American Nonrequired Reading" published annually. In 1998, he founded the independent publishing house, McSweeney's which publishes a variety of magazines and literary journals. Eggers has also opened several nonprofit writing centers for high school students across the United States. Eggers has written several novels and his title, A Hologram for the King, was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. His most recent work of fiction, entitled The Circle, was published in 2013.

David Sedaris was born in Binghamton, New York on December 26, 1956, but he grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Much of Sedaris' humor is autobiographical and self-deprecating, and it often concerns his family life, his middle class upbringing in the suburbs of North Carolina. He graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1987. He is a popular radio commentator, essayist, and short story writer. He held many part-time and odd jobs before getting a job reading excerpts from his diaries on National Public Radio in 1992. His first collection of essays and short stories, Barrel Fever, was published in 1994. His other works include Naked, Holidays on Ice, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. Me Talk Pretty One Day won the Thurber Prize for American Humor in 2001. He has also written several plays with his sister Amy Sedaris including Stump the Host, Stitches, and The Little Frieda Mysteries. In 2014 her title, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

Editor's Note
Introduction
Best American Woman Comedy Piece Written by a Woman: From www.therumpus.net
Best American Sentences on Page 50 of Books Published in 2009
Best American Magazine Letters Section: From Newsweek
Best American Fast-Food-Related Crimes
Best American Gun Magazine Headlines
Best American Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak: From Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak
Best American New Patents: From United States Patent and Trademark Office
Best American Tweets: From www.twitter.com
Best American Letter to the Editor: From Bidoun
Best American Overqualified Cover Letters: From Overqualified
Best American Fictional Character Names
Best American 350-Word Story: From Orion
Best American Farm Names
Best American First Lines of Poems Published in 2009
Best American Journal Article Titles Published in 2009
Best American Illustrated Missed Connections: From www.missedconnectionsny.blogspot.com
Best American New Band Names
Best American Lawsuits
Best American Poems Written in the Last Decade or So by Soldiers and Citizens in Iraq and Afghanistan
War Dances: From War Dances
Like I Was Jesus: From Harper's Magazine
Burying Jeremy Green: From Shenandoah
The Carnival: From Mome
Capital Gains: From Granta
The Encirclement: From Granta
Man of Steel: From Ninth Letter
Half Beat: From The Greensboro Review
Gentlemen, Start Your Engines: From San Francisco Panorama
Didier Lef�vre, and Fr�d�ric Lemercier. The Photographer: From The Photographer, translated from French by Alexis Siegel
What, of this Goldfish, Would You Wish?: From Tin House, translated from Hebrew by Nathan Englander
Fed to The Streets: From L.A. Weekly
The Tiger's Wife: From The New Yorker
Breakdown: From Mome
Ideas: From The Paris Review, translated from Spanish by Mara Faye Lethem
Vanish: From Wired
Seven Months, Ten Days in Captivity: From New York Times
Tent City, U. S. A.: From GQ
The Nice Little People: From Zoetrope: All-Story
Freedom: From Boston Review
Contributors' Notes
The Best American Nonrequired Reading Committee
Notable Nonrequired Reading of 2009
About 826 National
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