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The Best American Magazine Writing 2014 by…

The Best American Magazine Writing 2014

by Sid Holt (Editor)

Other authors: Steven Brill (Contributor), Max Chafkin (Contributor), Joshua Davis (Contributor), Kyle Dickman (Contributor), Steve Friedman (Contributor)14 more, Mark Jannot (Introduction), Tom Junod (Contributor), Ariel Levy (Contributor), Barry Lopez (Contributor), Lisa Miller (Contributor), Luke Mogelson (Contributor), Emily Nussbaum (Contributor), Kathleen Ossip (Contributor), Janet Reitman (Contributor), Witold Rybczynski (Contributor), Matthew Shaer (Contributor), Zadie Smith (Contributor), Wright Thompson (Contributor), Jean M. Twenge (Contributor)

Series: The Best American Magazine Writing (2014)

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Our annual anthology of finalists and winners of the National Magazine Awards 2014 includes Jonathan Franzen's eloquent rumination in National Geographic on the damage we continue to inflict on the environment and its long-lasting consequences; William T. Vollman's blackly comic reflections in Harper's magazine on being the target of an extensive FBI investigation into whether he could be the Unabomber, an anthrax mailer, or a jihadi terrorist; and Ariel Levy's account of extreme travel and great escape to a remote land--while pregnant--in the New Yorker. Other essays include Wright Thompson's bittersweet profile of Michael Jordan's fifty-something second act (ESPN); Jean M. Twenge's revealing look at fertility myths and baby politics (The Atlantic); David Kamp's poignant portrait of a small town recovering from one of the nation's worst mass shootings (Vanity Fair); Janet Reitman's controversial study of the Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (Rolling Stone); Ted Conover's eye-opening account of working undercover in a commercial slaughterhouse (Harper's); and Wells Tower's wild tale of bonding with his father at a notorious art and music festival (GQ). The collection also features a short story by the critically acclaimed author Zadie Smith (The New Yorker).… (more)



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I read many of the articles in The Best American Magazine Writing, 2014 when they were initially published. Having the opportunity to read them together has been delightful These articles are inspiring, thought-provoking and enraging. Steven Brill's masterpiece about our medical system and it's dysfunction, the Rolling piece on the younger brother in the Boston marathon bombing and the account of The Bounty were gripping. Lisa Miller's moving account of the aftermath of the Newtown school shooting and mass murder left me in tears. I read this anthology late into the night unable to put it down. A compelling read. Thank you to Netgalley for allowing me to read this review copy.
  Karen59 | Dec 18, 2014 |
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Holt, SidEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brill, StevenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chafkin, MaxContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davis, JoshuaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dickman, KyleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Friedman, SteveContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jannot, MarkIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Junod, TomContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Levy, ArielContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lopez, BarryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Miller, LisaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mogelson, LukeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nussbaum, EmilyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ossip, KathleenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reitman, JanetContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rybczynski, WitoldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shaer, MatthewContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, ZadieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thompson, WrightContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Twenge, Jean M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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