The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008

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Overview

"This great volume highlights the very best of this year’s fiction, nonfiction, alternative comics, screenplays, blogs, and more” (OK!). Compiled by Dave Eggers and students of his San Francisco writing center, it is thoroughly “entertaining and thought-provoking reading” (Library Journal).

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008 includes MARJORIE CELONA • DAVID GESSNER • ANDREW SEAN GREER • RAFFI KHATCHADOURIAN • STEPHEN KING • EMILY RABOTEAU • GEORGE SAUNDERS • PATRICK TOBIN • LAURA VAN DEN BERG • MALERIE ...

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Overview

"This great volume highlights the very best of this year’s fiction, nonfiction, alternative comics, screenplays, blogs, and more” (OK!). Compiled by Dave Eggers and students of his San Francisco writing center, it is thoroughly “entertaining and thought-provoking reading” (Library Journal).

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008 includes MARJORIE CELONA • DAVID GESSNER • ANDREW SEAN GREER • RAFFI KHATCHADOURIAN • STEPHEN KING • EMILY RABOTEAU • GEORGE SAUNDERS • PATRICK TOBIN • LAURA VAN DEN BERG • MALERIE WILLENS • and others

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618902835
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/8/2008
  • Series: Best American Nonrequired Reading Series
  • Edition description: None
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVE EGGERS is the editor of McSweeney’s and a cofounder of 826 National, a network of nonprofit writing and tutoring centers for youth, located in seven cities across the United States. He is the author of four books, including What Is the What and How We Are Hungry .

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  • Posted April 20, 2010

    Enjoyable HodgePodge

    The Best American Non-Required Reading 2008 was an interesting mix of fiction & non-fiction writings. I like these kind of books because quite a few of the essays I would have never read if it weren't all wrapped up in this book. The essay about Bill Clinton..I am not a reader of political essays and so if this had not been included, I would have missed out on a real eye-opener. I did not know about his tireless work esp regarding AIDS. I loved the short story about the rich strung out drug addict, too. It stayed with me for a few days. Compilations are a great way to open yourself up to new and different writiers!

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  • Posted February 10, 2009

    This is a keeper.

    I own and enjoy the entire series of Best American Nonrequired Reading. However, I do have to say that this is my favorite one so far. Every piece in this collection is good, which is rarely the case in any of the Best American series book. This one is tight and a must have for any library.

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