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The new kings of nonfiction

Author: Ira Glass
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Riverhead trade pbk edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Essays
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Glass
ISBN: 9781594482670 1594482675
OCLC Number: 149010937
Description: 455 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction / Ira Glass --
Johnathan 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 --
The 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 --
The hostess dairies: 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.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Ira Glass.
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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.

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