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The best American nonrequired reading. 2006 /
by Eggers, Dave
New York : Houghton Mifflin, 2006.
Subjects
  • American prose literature
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  • Short stories, American
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  • American wit and humor
  • Series
  • Best American series
  • Format/Call #: 
    818 B4643
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    Authorship: 
    edited by Dave Eggers ; introduction by Matt Groening.
    Series Title: 
    Best American series
    Description: 
    373 p. ; ill.
    UPC 
    9780618570515
    ISSN 
    1539-316X
    Contents: 
    I. Best American fake headlines; from, The onion -- Best American Daily show exchange on the anniverary of Watergate; from, The Daily show with Jon Stewart -- Best American ringing defeat of religion masquerading as Science; from, Kitzmiller v. Dover -- Best American answers to the question "What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it?"; from, The Edge Foundation -- Best American excerpt from a military blog; from, A soldier's thoughts -- Best American epigraph wherein a contemporary writer quotes a great writer who died in 2005; from, Saturday, by Ian McEwan -- Best American first sentences of novels of 2005 -- Best American new words and phrases; from, The Oxford dictionary of English, revised second edition -- Best American new band names -- Best American things to know about Chuck Norris; from, Chuck Norris facts -- Best American things to know about hoboes; from, The areas of my expertise.
    II. Shipwreck; from The Georgia review / Cat Bohannon -- Nadia; from, One story / Judy Budnitz -- Pyongyang: a journey in North Korea (excerpt) / Guy Delisle -- The insurgent's tale; from, Rolling stone / Tom Downey -- The innocents; from, Wish you where here / Gipi -- The Iraqi constitution; from, The Washington post -- Me and you and everyone we know; from, The original shooting script / Miranda July -- Wading toward home; from, The New York times magazine / Michael Lewis -- Are Iraqis optimistic? / The Lincoln group -- Room no. 12; from, Zoetrope: all-story / Naguib Mahfouz -- Pirate station; from, Gargoyle / Rick Moody -- The kidney-shaped stone that moves every day; from, The New Yorker / Haruki Murakami -- False cognate; from, Hobart / Jeff Parker -- Love it or leave it; from, Don't get too comfortable / David Rakoff -- Trauma on loan; from, The guardian / Joe Sacco -- The new mecca; from GQ / George Saunders -- Peg; from Open city / Sam Shaw -- Letting go of God?; from, This American life / Julia Sweeney -- Here is a lesson in creative writing; from, A man without a country / Kurt Vonnegut -- Kenyon commencement speech / David Foster Wallace.
    ISBN 
    9780618570515
    Additional Names: 
    Saunders, George 1958-
    Vonnegut, Kurt
    Wallace, David Foster
    Sweeney, Julia
    Shaw, Sam 1912-1999
    Bohannon, Cat
    Budnitz, Judy
    Delisle, Guy
    Downey, Tom
    July, Miranda
    Lewis, Michael
    Mahfouz, Naguib
    Moody, Rick
    Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
    Parker, Jeff (Guitarist
    Rakoff, David
    Sacco, Joe
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