The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013

by Dave Eggers

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ISBN-13: 9780544108868
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/08/2013
Series: The Best American Series ®
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
File size: 17 MB
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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.

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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
mestrick More than 1 year ago
This edition of the Nonrequired Reading series is particularly grim and depressing, relying on obviously dark story lines such as death in the family, childhood trauma, domestic abuse, war, and other tired tropes to create instant "serious literature" rather than sampling from just as hard hitting though more subtle and creative pieces of writing to navigate those same themes. Additionally, this book makes for a terrible e-book. Some of the only playful and creative entries in the collection are graphic novels and other forms of visual arts, but the e-book format causes these pieces to be completely illegible. On my nook, I can’t read large sections of the book because the images are pixilated, way too small, and cut off so that you can only see a small portion of the full image.  I paid for a full e-book, but I wound up with only a portion of an e-book, and the pieces I’m left with feel like an amateur’s definition of what “good literature” is: i.e. anything that is melodramatic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first section is great.. the longer pieces hit or miss.
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