- Series: Best American (Book 2011)
- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: Mariner Books; 1 Original edition (October 4, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0547577435
- ISBN-13: 978-0547577432
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #915,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011 1 Original Edition
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From the Back Cover
First, Best, and Best-Selling
The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. 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.
Daniel Alarcón, Clare Beams, Sloane Crosley, Anthony Doerr, Neil Gaiman, Mohammed
Gary Shteyngart, and others
[INSERT AUTHOR PHOTO] DAVE EGGERS, editor, is the editor of McSweeney’s and a cofounder of 826 National, a network of nonprofit writing and tutoring centers for youth, located in eight cities across the United States. He is the author of six books, including What Is the What, Zeitoun, and The Wild Things.
GUILLERMO DEL TORO, guest introducer, is an Academy Award–nominated writer, director, and producer. He is the creator of Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Cronos, and The Devil’s Backbone, among other films. Pan’s Labyrinth earned prizes worldwide, including three Oscars.
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THE BEST AMERICAN COMICS
THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS
THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES
THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING
THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES
THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING
THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING
Top customer reviews
I'll admit to liking 2012 more than 2011 (too much Wikileaks for me) but regardless. I find new authors (Anthony Doerr!), am amused, shed a tear, read in wonder (Neil Gaiman's piece is weirdly imaginative-not surprisingly).
God bless Amazon for putting this on sale in Kindle form for $1.99 (and my FB writer friend for posting about said sale) or I would have never heard about it. Savoring 2011 and waiting anxiously for 2013.
Worth it at any price.
This had everthing you could want. Characters who have stayed with me since I read it (the young female chess player,
the Burmese refugees) fiction, non-fiction, even cartoons.