Best American Essays 2012

ISBN-10: 0547840098

ISBN-13: 9780547840093

Edition: 2012

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New York Timescolumnist and best-selling author David Brooks takes readers on an intellectual journey in this classic collection of the year’s most thought-provoking essays.
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List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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

David Brooks was born in Toronto, Canada on August 11, 1961. He received a degree in history from the University of Chicago in 1983. After graduation, he worked as a police reporter for the City News Bureau. His other jobs include numerous posts at The Wall Street Journal, a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, and a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Atlantic Monthly. He currently is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times since 2003 and a weekly commentator on PBS NewsHour. He is the author of the several books including Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There, On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense, and The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement. He is also the editor of the anthology Backward and Upward: The New Conservative Writing. In 2012 David Brooks made the New York Times Best Seller List with his title Social Animal: the Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement.

The Foul Reign of "Self-Reliance": from The New York Times Magazine
The Crazy State of Psychiatry: from The New York Review of Books
You Owe Me: from Michigan Quarterly Review
Edward Hopper and the Geometry of Despair: from Boulevard
A Beauty: from AGNI
The Good Short Life: from The New York Times Sunday Review
Vanishing Act: from Lapham's Quarterly
Insatiable: from Granta
Who Are You and What Are You Doing Here?: from The Oxford American
Duh, Bor-ing: from Commentary
Farther Away: from The New Yorker
Creation Myth: from The New Yorker
Dr. Don: from The New Yorker
Objects of Affection: from Ploughshares
Getting Schooled: from Harper's Magazine
Lawless. My Father/My Husband: from Prism
The Accidental Universe: from Harper's Magazine
The Bitch Is Back: from The Atlantic
How Doctors Die: from Zocalo Public Square
Other Women: from Granta
Humanism: from The Hedgehog Review
Killing My Body to Save My Mind: from Elle
Outlaw: from The New York Times Magazine
Paper Tigers: from New York Magazine
Contributors' Notes
Notable Essays of 2011
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