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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009
 
 
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Dave Eggers, ed. Marjane Satrapi, intro.
Publisher Mariner  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.25 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
ISBN 9780547241609
Pages/Publication Date 413/2009
Daedalus Item Code 30812
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Giving grist to the rumor that he must have blackmailed his way into the series, McSweeney's editor Dave Eggers apparently has a lock on the pilot's chair for what has become one of the most popular Best American titles, Nonrequired Reading. For the 2009 collection he (and his writing students at 826 Valencia and 826 Michigan) dredged up tasty bits from Jonathan Franzen, Nathan Englander, Denis Johnson, and Émile Bravo, as well as the Best American Censorship Blunder, Best American New Brand Names, and Best American Kids' Letters to Obama. Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. And while other titles in the series are assembled through the efforts of a series editor and guest editor (a recognized expert in the genre), Nonrequired Reading is unique in having its own editorial process, in which writing students select the eligible works and Eggers then pares the list down to the very best pieces.
 
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Dave Eggers, ed. Guillermo Del Toro, intro.
Studio: Mariner.   Format: paperback. ISBN: 9780547577432.  Daedalus Item Code: 30813
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