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The Best Creative Nonfiction

Volume 1
(Book - 2007)
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Narrative nonfiction at its cutting-edge best from writers at the cusp of recognition and fame. Lee Gutkind, proclaimed the "Godfather behind creative nonfiction" by Vanity Fair, along with the staff of his landmark journal Creative Nonfiction, has culled alternative publications, 'zines, blogs, podcasts, literary journals, and other often overlooked publications in search of new voices and innovative ideas -- essays and articles written with panache and power. "The Truth About Cops and Dogs," by Rebecca Skloot, describes a vicious pack of wild dogs, preying on the domesticated pets of Manhattan. Monica Wojcik's "The w00t Files," for the chic geek crowd, comes directly from John McPhee's famous Literature of Fact workshop at Princeton, a launching pad for famous young writers. Daniel Nestor, of McSweeney's and Bookslut, explains James Frey, while the very overweight Michael Rosenwald becomes a Popular Science nearly nude centerfold in a quest for knowledge about high-tech diagnostics.
Title: The best creative nonfiction
Volume 1
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W. W. Norton, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xviii, 329 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Lee Gutkind
Contents: The cipher in room 214 : who was Mary Anderson and why did she die? / Carol Smith
Badlands : portrait of a competitive eater / John O'Connor
'Mbriago / Louise DeSalvo
Chores / Debra Marquart
Cold autumn / waiterrant.net
Consumption / Sunshine O'Donnell
The pain scale / Eula Biss
Full gospel / J. D. Schraffenberger
The truth about cats and dogs / Rebecca Skloot
Double take / opionistas.com
Trapeze lessons / Marie Carter
Notes on Frey / Daniel Nester
Miles to go before we sleep / Jeff Gordinier
Job no. 51
executive director and job no. 52
psychic medium / oliverdavies.blogspot.com
Pimp / Olivia Chia-Lin Lee
The woot files / Monica Hsiung Wojcik
Sleepy head / hotcoffeegirl.squarespace.com
The answer that increasingly appeals / Robin Black
North Pole, South Pole, the sea of carcinoma / Dev Hathaway
Thirteen more ways of looking at a blackbird / Dorie Bargmann
What is the future of diagnostic medicine? / Michael Rosenwald
Like a complete unknown / miminewyork.blogspot.com
Mother's touch / Alexis Wiggins
66 signs that the former student who invited you to dinner is trying to seduce you / Lori Soderlind
Wild flavor / Karl Taro Greenfeld
Notes on the space we take / Bonnie J. Rough
Tell me again who are you? / Heather Sellers
Additional Contributors: Gutkind, Lee
ISBN: 0393330036
9780393330038
Branch Call Number: 814.6 B561 2007
Subject Headings: Reportage literature, American Prose literature 21st century American prose literature 21st century
Topical Term: Reportage literature, American
Prose literature
American prose literature
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