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 is widely recognized as a le...
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Mariner Books; 2003 edition (October 10, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 2915881
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this was the first collection in this ongoing series of books i read . i read it almost cover to cover . opted out of about two stories maybe . the reason i favor Buzz over a couple of the subsequent quest editors is because i really like the human i...
r in his or her field. This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected -- and most popular -- of its kind.Buzz Bissinger selects the very best writing on a vast variety of competitive endeavors, from baseball to weightlifting, skating to demolition derby. Herein today's foremost journalists -- among them Gary Smith, Elizabeth Gilbert, Bill Plaschke, and Rebecca Mead -- throw revealing light on a pantheon of stars: Shaquille O'Neal, Bobby Fischer, Mike Tyson, the San Diego Chicken, and more.