[MOBI] ☆ The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2002 | By ↠ Dave Eggers Michael Cart Sam Lipsyte Elizabeth Mckenzie Seth Mnookin Keith Pille Rodney Rothman David Schiclder

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2002 By Dave Eggers Michael Cart Sam Lipsyte Elizabeth Mckenzie Seth Mnookin Keith Pille Rodney Rothman David Schiclder,

  • Title: The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2002
  • Author: Dave Eggers Michael Cart Sam Lipsyte Elizabeth Mckenzie Seth Mnookin Keith Pille Rodney Rothman David Schiclder
  • ISBN: 9780618246946
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country s finest short fiction and nonfiction For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works That selection is pared down to the twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who isSince its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country s finest short fiction and nonfiction For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works That selection is pared down to the twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected and most popular of its kind.The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2002 is a selection for young people of the best literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals from the New Yorker, Jane, Rolling Stone, Zyzzyva, Vibe, The Onion, Spin, Epoch, Time, Little Engines, Modern Humorist, Esquire, and Dave Eggers has chosen the highlights of 2001 for this genre busting collection that includes new fiction, essays, satire, journalism and much From Eric Schlosser on french fries to Elizabeth McKenzie on awful family to Seaton Smith on how to jive with your teen, The Best American Nonrequried Reading 2002 is the first and the best.
    The Best American Nonrequired Reading Since its inception in the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country s finest short fiction and nonfiction For each volume a series editor reads pieces from hu

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    1. I skipped around between the stories, which happens when reading anthologies I suppose, but other editions have showed better variety in story structure and subject matter.

    2. The Best American Nonrequired Reading series has long been a collection which can be expected to deliver some off the beaten path writing This particularly volume, 2002, was the inaugural volume, and as such, it was different from later additions It was interesting for me to see how the series had developed, so I burned through this edition.First, Michael Cart, esteemed author of books for younger adult readers, was the series editor, and Dave Eggers and his fleet of teenager readers was the lis [...]

    3. I m a huge fan of the Best American Series, and have been collecting the Best American Short Stories and Best American Non required Reading books for several years Somehow, though, I ve neglected to read large portions of my collection So one of my goals this year is to read one book from either collection each month I decided to start with the first edition of Non Required Reading, from 2002 This series, edited by Dave Eggers, is intended for what would now be considered a Young Adult audience, [...]

    4. Another thrift store find that I picked up on half price day, so it cost me less than a dollar Good score I like the Best American Series, so I scooped this up without even reading the back Turns out the writing in this book was selected r readers under twenty five mainstream and alternative American Periodicals It includes ction, essays, satire, journalism and much I m not exactly sure what the much consists of None of the included pieces offers any context other than the author s name and th [...]

    5. Typically engaging, though I was a bit confused by the series editor s statement about how the material was drawn from publications that publish material either for of interest to readers ages fifteen to twenty five Y mean, like Esquire the New Yorker Sports Illustrated the Atlantic Monthly Time the NY Times, those bastions of YA journalism Either way, some memorable stuff I loved Rodney Rothman s My Fake Job fabricated sections be damned, it s great fiction , Heidi Jon Schmidt s Blood Poison gr [...]

    6. While the mix of fiction and nonfiction could be a little jarring, this was a mostly pleasing collection I don t understand why it s being marketed to readers under 25 really, anyone could enjoy the Nonrequired series The only two entries I disliked were Blood Poison, which just left a bad taste in my mouth, and The Freshman, a convoluted teenage diary livejournal blog something By the way, now I know why people say Dave Eggers is full of himself He has only a brief essay which serves as his int [...]

    7. This one was good, better than 2003, but not as good as 2005 If I recall correctly The cover is ugly Once again, I initially didn t know this was a series for high school age folks, and so I was dismayed at the number of straightforward, navel gazing coming of age stories, the kind that first time authors write when they want to do something emotionally affecting you know what I mean If you want varied styles and a broader array of experiences, pick up a McSweeney s.

    8. This first collection of The Best American Nonrequired Reading feels condescending It s a feeling that I never felt from later collections, but something ever present in this debut I can only assume it comes from the stories for the under 25 crowd blurb on the back cover The entire collection felt like shitty drivel until the last three stories Gary Smith, Adrian Tomine, and Zoe Trope all crafted breathtaking stories.

    9. Most of the serious, nonfiction stuff were good, but the supposedly funny ones weren t The good outweighed the bad though, and the diversity won me over because at least there was something completely different after every article, and my short attention span was happy.I m all for reading the current collections and check for progress The only other version I have is 2011, and I hate skipping all those years in between.

    10. The other years have been entertaining with their selected pieces In any case, I still enjoyed some of this one The following are the stories I most enjoyed in order of appearance Snacks by Sam Lipsyte Stop that Girl by Elizabeth McKenzie My Fake Job by Rodney Rothman Forth Angry Mouse by David Schickler Why McDonalds Fries Taste So Good by Eric Schlosser Blood Poison by Heidi Jon Schmidt

    11. I couldn t remember if I had read 2002 yet, so when I found it on for.01 with 1.99 shipping I went for it It is one of my favorites so far, and I m still not sure if I ve read it before or not In reading the introduction I realized that this series is for young adults 15 25 year olds I like to think that makes me hip, reading what the young kids do and all.

    12. Like most collections, this one is a bit uneven, but still excellent for when your attention is going to be broken frequently I thought this one was leaning harder on humour than the other ones in this series Some of the pieces don t age well both pieces from The Onion should have been left in their own year , but Journal of a New COBRA Recruit was timeless and excellent.

    13. Some of these stories I five star loved, while others were underwhelming I love the concept and method by which these stories are picked, however Students under 25 years old in San Francisco choose their favorites and, based on the popularity of the votes, they end up in these compilations I will seek out other editions of these anthologies A great concept and some great stories.

    14. Borrowed this book for the flight back to LA Although it aims itself at an audience 25 years old and under, I enjoyed it a lot My favorite piece was Dave Eggers s own, coyly snuck into the introduction, which seemed a little shifty since he has magazine and books of his own, but nonetheless fun to read.

    15. My favorite story in this collection is called Over the River and Through the Woods or something close to that I remember thinking it was one of the best short stories I d read.The other fascinating short piece is Why McDonald s French Fries Taste So Good, which I d highly recommend reading.

    16. I used it for my reflective writing course and the students really liked the Onion articles and the Eggers intro So much so that they wanted the conclusion of the first one since I of course forgot to include the last page Like all essay collections, there are ones that I like and ones am ennhh about The Onion ones were pretty good.

    17. I usually don t like short stories b c if I get really into the story, it ends before I m ready for it to end With the exception of one or two in this collection, though, the opposite was true I was mostly glad they were over Nothing terribly compelling here maybe 2002 was just a tough year for short story authors.

    18. I found the articles toward the beginning of the book to be uninteresting I guess it was a lot of cultural stuff I liked the graphic novel excerpt as well as part of a play by a high schooler It s been a while since I read this, and I m going off of notes I left myself, so pardon me if I m vague.

    19. this volume was pretty much the one that hooked me found a copy at the library with a different cover and thought it was one i hadn t read, only to find my own copy sitting on the shelf at home but the stories immediately came back when i thumbed through it a classic, really.

    20. some fun selections in here, along with some inane ones don t kill the freshman, for example i just can t sympathize with the ramblings of a 14 year old eggers intro felt very self indulgent i wished the nonfiction pieces could ve been longer.

    21. As is true with all kinds of collections, this book has the good and the bad Perhaps two or three will stick for a while one of them is certainly My fake job, a satirical look into the purposelessness and expendability in corporation offices.

    22. Okay, I haven t read this whole compilation I ve maybe read than half of the stories My five star rating is hinged entirely on the introduction story by Dave Eggers It is quite simply one of the best short stories I have ever read.

    23. Nice sample and reminder of the fact that I m only 5 years behind cutting edge literature Overall i think I d be interested in reading Kissing in Manhattan by David Schickler, Notes to a Potential Lover by Jenny Bitner and am now hooked on Gary Smith as a sports writer.

    24. As with most collections, it was kind of hit or miss.I really liked The Pamphleteer, Generation Exile, Why McDonald s Fries Taste So Good, and Higher Education.I love the idea of the series, though, and I ll definitely check out .

    25. I read this book on the plane to and from Minneapolis, as all the books I d started were hardback and too heavy for travel I really enjoyed some of the short stories, but I m not really a short story fan, so on the whole, I m giving it a 3.

    26. I ve made several stories in here required reading Perhaps that defeats the entire purpose, but I enjoy the irony and besides, there are some good pieces in here My students particularly enjoyed the essay Why McDonald s Fries Taste So Good.

    27. If this was the best, it left alot to be desired I only thought a few of the articles were any good Maybe four or five at the most If I saw these articles in the magazines I probably would not have read them Not my kind of book.

    28. This is a mixed bag some brilliant, some so so pieces of short fiction and non fiction All pieces were published in 2002, and are targeted toward 15 25 year olds though I d advise that they be pretty mature 15 year olds Edited by the ever interesting Dave Eggers.

    29. The Best American Nonrequired series has a lot of terrific writing in it More than a few times I ve liked the stories so much I went and read by the authors Very good stories in all of em

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