The Best American Series®
First, Best, and Best-Selling
The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, the very best pieces are selected by a leading writer in the field, making the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind.
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011 includes
Daniel Alarcón, Clare Beams, Sloane Crosley, Anthony Doerr, Neil Gaiman, Mohammed
Hanif, Mac McClelland, Michael Paterniti, Olivier Schrauwen,
Gary Shteyngart, and others
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm constantly amazed by the quality of the selections in this series. This edition contains short stories which are very well written and cover a wide range of topics and interests.
An excellent article w/in Non-Required Reading about finding your voice, knowing and understanding your own beliefs, and realizing what you use as a distraction to ignore yourself. Also a great look into leadership defined vs leadership in reality with great discussion on mediocre leaders vs truely great leaders.