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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008 (2008)

by Dave Eggers (Editor)

Other authors: Elissa Bassist (Managing editor), Judy Blume (Introduction), Marjorie Celona (Contributor), J. Malcolm Garcia (Contributor), David Gessner (Contributor)14 more, Andrew Sean Greer (Contributor), Helon Habila (Contributor), Paul Hornschemeier (Contributor), Raffi Khatchadourian (Contributor), Stephen King (Contributor), Rutu Modan (Contributor), Emily Raboteau (Contributor), George Saunders (Contributor), Jake Swearingen (Contributor), Patrick Tobin (Contributor), Laura van den Berg (Contributor), Laurie Weeks (Contributor), Gene Weingarten (Contributor), Malerie Willens (Contributor)

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Series: The Best American Nonrequired Reading (2008), Best American (2008)

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Another reasonably decent "Best American Front Section" in this one, but none of the selections in the second part did much for me. Judy Blume's short introduction was excellent, though. ( )
  JBD1 | Jul 29, 2017 |
Wonderful collection of non-fiction and short stories. About 1/3 is fantastic, 1/3 is ok, and 1/3 I didn't enjoy. Two non-fiction works, one about black jews in Israel, the other on Bill Clinton's fight against AIDS, were my favorites. Although there is a killer short web work about Zombies that I loved. ( )
  stuart10er | Nov 5, 2013 |
I must've picked this book up on a clearance rack a few years ago or something - I don't really remember - but I'm glad I finally got around to reading it. It's a collection of stories and essays, compiled by a panel of teenagers with some help by Dave Eggers. Will look for editions from other years before they hit the clearance racks from now on. ( )
  Milda-TX | Dec 26, 2012 |
I'm a card-carrying member of the BANR fan club. This year, the front section was a little weak, and I was lukewarm on a couple of the initial short stories, but the book was more than redeemed by the larger nonfiction pieces. [ full review ] ( )
  markflanagan | Jul 21, 2010 |
Love this series! It is so eclectic, and the best thing is that it is actually edited by a group of high school students (under the guidance of McSweeney's staff.) I think this year's collection is the best yet, it includes the very best of non-fiction, fiction, and even a graphic novel. It had me laughing out loud. A great & FUN read! ( )
  BookMistress8 | Sep 15, 2009 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Eggers, DaveEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bassist, ElissaManaging editorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blume, JudyIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Celona, MarjorieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Garcia, J. MalcolmContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gessner, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Greer, Andrew SeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Habila, HelonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hornschemeier, PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Khatchadourian, RaffiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
King, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Modan, RutuContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Raboteau, EmilyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Saunders, GeorgeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Swearingen, JakeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tobin, PatrickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
van den Berg, LauraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Weeks, LaurieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Weingarten, GeneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Willens, MalerieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McGee, BarryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Introduction: The book you're holding is part of a series which every year seeks to compile a varied and unexpected anthology of fiction, nonfiction, essays, journalism, comics, and humor.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 061890283X, Paperback)

"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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Presents selections of mainstream and alternative American literature including both fiction and nonfiction, that discuss a broad spectrum of subjects.

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