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Title The new kings of nonfiction / edited and introduced by Ira Glass.

Imprint New York : Riverhead Books, 2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  810.80054 N42k 2007    ---  Available
Edition 1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed.
Description 455 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents Introduction / Ira Glass -- Jonathan Lebed's extracurricular activities / Michael Lewis -- Toxic dreams: a California town finds meaning in an acid pit / Jack Hitt -- Six degrees of Lois Weisberg / Malcolm Gladwell -- Shapinsky's karma / Lawrence Weschler -- American man, age ten / Susan Orlean -- Among the thugs / Bill Buford -- Crazy things seem normal, normal things seem crazy / Chuck Klosterman -- Host / David Foster Wallace -- Tales of the tyrant / Mark Bowden -- Losing the war / Lee Sandlin -- Hostess diaries: my year at a hot spot / Coco Henson Scales -- My Republican journey / Dan Savage -- Power steer / Michael Pollan -- Fortune's smile: world series of poker / James McManus.
Summary An anthology of the best new masters of nonfiction storytelling, personally chosen and introduced by Ira Glass, the producer and host of the award-winning public radio program This American Life. These pieces-on teenage white collar criminals, buying a cow, Saddam Hussein, drunken British soccer culture, and how we know everyone in our Rolodex-are meant to mesmerize and inspire. --From publisher description.
Subject American prose literature -- 21st century.
Reportage literature, American.
American essays -- 21st century.
Added Author Glass, Ira.
ISBN 1594482675 (pbk.)
9781594482670 (pbk.)

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