Best American Essays 2005

ISBN-10: 0618357130

ISBN-13: 9780618357130

Edition: 2005

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The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the very best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected--and most popular--of its kind. The Best American Essays 2005 includes Roger Angell - Andrea Barrett - Jonathan Franzen - Ian Frazier - Edward Hoagland - Ted Kooser - Jonathan Lethem - Danielle Ofri - Oliver Sacks - Cathleen Schine - David Sedaris - Robert Stone - David Foster Wallace - and others Susan Orlean, guest editor, is the author of My Kind of Place, The Orchid Thief, The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup, and Saturday Night. A staff writer for The New Yorker since 1982, she has also written for Outside, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Vogue.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Susan Orlean is a staff writer for The New Yorker and has also written for Outside, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Vogue. She graduated from the University of Michigan and worked as a reporter in Portland, Oregon, and Boston, Massachusetts. Orlean is the author of The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend. She now lives in New York City and can be reached via the internet at www.susanorlean.com

Robert Atwan is the series editor of The Best American Essays. He recently edited Divine Inspiration, a volume of world poetry on the Gospels.

Foreword
Introduction
La Vie en Rose
The Sea of Information
Storm Country
Joyas Voladoras
Sister Bernadette"s Barking Dog
The Comfort Zone
If Memory Doesn"t Serve
Against Exercise
Small Silences
Small Rooms in Time
Speak, Hoyt-Schermerhorn
Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Contributor"s Note
My Friend Lodovico
Living Will
Dog Days
Speed
Dog Trouble
Old Faithful
Six Seconds
Skill Display in Birding Groups
The Prince of Possibility
Dining with Robots
Consider the Lobster
Satin Worship
Biographical Notes
Notable Essays of 2004
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