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by Dave Eggers,Viggo Mortensen

Category: Essays and Correspondence
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Dave Eggers,Viggo Mortensen
ISBN: 0618341226
ISBN13: 978-0618341221
Language: English
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; First Edition edition (October 14, 2004)
Pages: 407
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading is a yearly anthology of fiction and nonfiction selected annually by high school students in California and Michigan through 826 Valencia and 826michigan.

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The Best American Non-Required Reading i. The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004. Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction.

The Best American Non-Required Reading is. Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney's Humor Category. by Dave Eggers · Kevin Shay · Lee Epstein · Suzanne Kleid · McSweeney's Publishing. by Dave Eggers · Viggo Mortensen. The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2002.

Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short . A great read, with a heartfelt Introduction by Viggo Mortensen on the power and passion of the word! - -Diana Divine, Los Angeles, CA. 0. Report.

Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. But what a great collection he has made. com User, January 18, 2005. NOTE: I don't want to be over Eggers. I loved the first book. I love the concept of a writer being involved in the entire presentation of his work.

Written by. Dave Eggers. Manufacturer: Mariner Books Release date: 14 October 2004 ISBN-10 : 0618341234 ISBN-13: 9780618341238.

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The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915

The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915. For each volume, the very best pieces are selected by a leading writer in the field, making the Best American series the most respected-and most popular-of its kind. The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2005 includes. Daniel Alarcón, Aimee Bender, Dan Chaon, Daniel Clowes, Tish Durkin, Stephen Elliott, Al Franken, Jhumpa Lahiri, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Anders Nilsen, Georges Saunders, William T. Vollmann, and others.

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The ecclectic new volume in the annual series presents the finest literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including both fiction and nonfiction by David Mamet, Haruki Murakami, Christopher Buckley, Michael Paterniti, and Michelle Tea, from such sources as The Onion and McSweeney's.
Comments to eBook The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004 (The Best American Series)
Prince Persie
What a quirky collection of essays from a variety of sources. Written, graphic, funny, sad, shocking, all are timeless. It is a recommended read.
Gribandis
Whether your in college or home-schooling, this is a great book to help you pick up on anything you may have missed in American Lit.
Netlandinhabitant
NOTE: I don't want to be over Eggers. I loved the first book. I love the concept of a writer being involved in the entire presentation of his work. I love the thought of McSweeney's. Blah, blah, blah Velocity made me so excited to treasure the words and the design. But the dang book is HORRIBLE. I keep buying these books from his camp and thinking, "Yeah! Experimental fiction!" But I keep going, "Aw. Bad Story."

But okay, I'll bite. I mean, c'mon - Aragorn is sooo hot. And what the hell will he write about?

His intro is a wonderful, thoughtful piece. Eggers' selections held my attention even through my first trip to Paris.

BOYFRIEND: Hey wanna go walk fifty miles in a light drizzle to your favorite designer's boutique where our US dollar means not squat?
ME: Yup. Just lemme finish this story.

What? Fashion is fashion. But you get the point. Know how sometimes you read a collection of stories so voraciously that you enjoy them but can't remember any one story? This is my high compliment for a book of this kind - you'll have memories.
Manemanu
I liked the foreward and the introduction the best. I was disappointed in some of the stories. I believe there were students on the selection panel for the stories, so I was surprised at the language/content in some of the selections.
Thiama
This is a good series that I, generally, highly recommend for its fresh new fiction and offbeat nonfiction writing. But this is not a good number in the series.

This collection has two introductions -- never a good sign. Introductions are never really good, and these two, well, reek.

Two pieces redeem the collection. "Big Brother" is an extraordinary short story that is at once very funny and very sad. It touches on issues of race, sex, parenthood, and carrying on with life in the face of death. It's a terrific story that should have been collected in the year's best stories. The other good piece is David Sedaris' very funny story about his adolescence.

Not sure these two stories can justify buying the whole collection, but they certainly won't disappoint.
Erthai
I distinctly remembering receiving a card in the mail that promised Haruki Murakami would have a piece in this book. Instead of Murakami we got Vigo. I don't know, maybe having Mortenson's piece helped sell the book, but It depressed me to have a well-paid movie star as a highlight of this collection, no matter how literary he may be. The last two collections were far more down to earth and genuinely interesting and the introduction by Eggers, although it did crack me up a few times, seemed like he was running out of steam and covering it up with precociousness. It's not that Vigo's essay was bad or anything but why should I care more for his lost notebook of poetry than I would for someone who's been writing poetry all their life and has a much crappier day job and will never ever have the chance to be published in this book. There were less selections this time from regular Joe writers and more from established literary types and just not enough variety. The best two pieces in this book are the one on happiness and the runner from Rwanda. Anyway, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for next time.
Went Tyu
I thought this book started off a bit slow. Some of the stories were stories like ones I had heard before. I feel like the last few stories in this book were worth the time! They were stories that you couldn't find anywhere else- very unique!
The comics were a nice touch too. ;)
This was my first "Best American" book, so I wasn't sure what to expect. To be sure, some of the stories just blew me away, but as a whole, I just wasn't impressed by this collection. If I were to reduce my description of this book to "hits" and "misses," I'd have to say that there were fewer "hits." And in the middle of the book is a strange, and I feel unnecessary, illustrated story (?). I had to force myself to finish the book, and when I did, I was delighted to move on to something else. You won't be missing out if you skip this one.
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