From Publishers Weekly
The table of contents of this invigorating anthology resembles a Who's Who list of 20th-century journalism. Among its entries are works by such celebrated writers as Martin Amis, W.H. Auden, James Baldwin, Sven Birkerts, Joan Didion, Ralph Ellison, Norman Mailer, Dorothy Parker, Walker Percy, David Sedaris, Gloria Steinem, Gay Talese, Nora Ephron, Dylan Thomas, David Foster Wallace, Orson Welles and Tom Wolfe. Miller, who has been Esquire's literary editor since 1997, has culled the best essays from the magazine's 70 years of publication, including such iconic pieces of writing as Talese's intimate "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" (1966) and F. Scott Fitzgerald's immortal "The Crack-Up" (1936). The 54 essays run the gamut from hard-line exposés to entertaining observations to penetrating bios and works of literary criticism. A testament to Esquire's commitment to groundbreaking nonfiction, this volume is one of those rare anthologies that readers will turn back to again and again.
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