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Esquire's Big Book of Great Writing: More than 70 Years of Celebrated Journalism
     

Esquire's Big Book of Great Writing: More than 70 Years of Celebrated Journalism

by Esquire, Adrienne Miller
 

ISBN-10: 1588162982

ISBN-13: 9781588162984

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: Hearst

For seventy years, Esquire has established a reputation for publishing the most innovative nonfiction in the country, and this remarkable anthology of more than fifty articles is a testament to that quality. "This collection is an inspiration," writes Esquire editor in chief David Granger, "as much for the stories contained within, as for the belief that the written

Overview

For seventy years, Esquire has established a reputation for publishing the most innovative nonfiction in the country, and this remarkable anthology of more than fifty articles is a testament to that quality. "This collection is an inspiration," writes Esquire editor in chief David Granger, "as much for the stories contained within, as for the belief that the written word can change and enlighten the world, one story at a time."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588162984
Publisher:
Hearst
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Pages:
800
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Essays
The Crack-Up3
Sam18
Fifth Avenue, Uptown31
And Now Let's Hear It for the Ed Sullivan Show!41
Long Live the Career Smoker47
What Is the Difference Between This Photograph and a Real Frozen TV Dinner?66
Recollections of 194583
New York at 6:30 P.M.90
Moving Out93
Why I Live Where I Live99
Staten Island, I Love You!106
The Golden Age/Time Past111
Brigitte Bardot and the Lolita Syndrome123
Mrs. Kennedy at the Moment137
A Clean, Well-Lighted Gym152
The $20 Theory of the Universe157
Repeat After Me166
A Few Words About Breasts177
The Typewriter186
Twilight in the Smog191
Holy Water198
Is Truffaut the Happiest Man on Earth?204
What Makes the Newest Nixon Run?212
By Midnight242
My Father, the Spy244
Criticism and Poetry
The Last Titan271
Two Poems275
Bill Pullman's Face279
And the Leni Riefenstahl Award for Rabid Nationalism Goes To ...283
For the Death of Vince Lombardi290
Hi, This Is Marcel Proust, Reporting from the Hamptons293
Tampa Stomp307
Do You Have What It Takes to Become a Novelist?308
The More Loving One318
Features
There Goes (VAROOM! VAROOM!) that Kandy-Kolored (THPHHHHHH!) Tangerine-flake Streamline Baby (RAHGHHHH!) Around the Bend (BRUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ...321
The Transformation of Johnny Spain349
Phantom of the Opera374
Grooving in Chi386
Superman Comes to the Supermarket399
Falling433
Hell Sucks459
A Rumor of Resistance478
My Favorite Teacher499
Everest at the Bottom of the Sea516
A Distasteful Encounter with William F. Buckley Jr.539
The Long Fall of One-Eleven Heavy561
Profiles
Frank Sinatra Has a Cold583
Can You Say ... "Hero"?623
Nick Nolte Is Racing the Clock to Repair the Damage643
Tennis Player Michael Joyce's Professional Artistry as a Paradigm of Certain Stuff about Choice, Freedom, Limitation, Joy, Grotesquerie, and Human Completeness659
Gorgeous Dan704
Zimmer722
Old734
What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?752
Author Biographies789
Credits794
Acknowledgments797
Index798

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