Customer Reviews: The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 2
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on January 13, 2009
Lee Gutkiond, who pulled together this remarkable collection, says the following in his introduction:

"Creative nonfiction gives the writer more artistic freedom -
not in regard to the truth, but in constructing the story." (p. xi)

These tales are all based on the recounting of events through the lens of the teller; as such they bring in the writer's point of view, her descriptive take and her interaction with the characters involved. The first vignette I read, "Badlands: The Story of a Competitive Eater," got me hooked immediately. Check out "The Woot Files" on how our Internet slang derives from gamers back in the days of Atari -- or "The Answer That Increasingly Appeals," on a mother's search for the appropriate tribute to her daughter on the occasion of her daughter's Bat Mitzvah. All the emotions that accompany great fiction accosted me here, in the flights that the authors took from the facts to works of art.

It's a superb book that highlights a new genre. Try it - even if you don't love it, someone you love will.
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on January 24, 2009
Lee Gutkind continues to find great new and interesting non-fiction writers.

At first I thought I might be reading pieces done by college level writing classes. No way! These are polished extremely well written stories with a tremendous amount of variety. Often they are a bit of the authors own experiences and how others were part of the impact.

Every author has a wealth of experience and these samplings are examples of their coming into their own.
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on February 4, 2016
Great timing, great price!
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on May 22, 2015
I read this over and over.
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