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    DescriptionThe Best American Magazine Writing 2010 proves that print journalism is as vital as ever, offering information, amusement, connection, and perspective to those who love to lose themselves in a good read. This year's selections, chosen from National Magazine Awards finalists and winners, include David Grann's article from the New Yorker on the execution of a possibly innocent man; Sheri Fink's report from the New York Times Magazine on the alleged euthanization of patients during Hurricane Katrina; and Fareed Zakaria's compelling take from Newsweek on Iran's weakening regime. The Best American Magazine Writing 2010 also includes absorbing profiles, arresting interviews, personal essays, and entrancing fiction. Esquire's Mike Sager recounts a promising quarterback's shocking descent into drugs; Vanity Fair's Bryan Burrough shares the confessions of the year's other major Ponzi schemer, and, from McSweeney's Quarterly, Wells Tower weaves a transporting tale of elemental desire. GQ's Tom Carson offers his critique of America's current vampire craze; Mitch Albom rediscovers Detroit's indomitable spirit in Sports Illustrated; and Garrison Keillor sings an ode to the homegrown joys of state fairs in National Geographic. Additional contributors include Atul Gawande, Megan McArdle, and many others commenting on a range of issues, from health care and the national debt to war movies and the controversy over circumcision. Altogether the writing collected here proves the rich pleasures waiting in the best magazines.

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    Best American Magazine Writing 2010
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    Edited by The American Society of Magazine Editors
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 520
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    ISBN 13: 9780231157537
    ISBN 10: 0231157533

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    Edition statement
    2010 ed.
    Columbia University Press
    Imprint name
    Columbia University Press
    Publication date
    01 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    The American Society of Magazine Editors is the principal organization for magazine journalists in the United States. ASME sponsors the National Magazine Awards in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.Jon Meacham is the former editor of Newsweek; he co-anchors Need to Know on PBS. His latest book, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Meacham is also the author of two additional New York Times best-sellers: American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation and Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship.
    Table of contents
    Introduction, by Jon MeachamAcknowledgments, by Sid HoltThe Deadly Choices at Memorial, by Sheri FinkStill Life, by Skip HollandsworthMarc Dreier's Crime of Destiny, by Bryan BurroughThe Last Abortion Doctor, by John H. RichardsonThe Cost Conundrum, by Atul GuwandeA Death in Texas, by Tom BarryVanish, by Evan RatliffOut West, by Joe WilkinsTheocracy and Its Discontents, by Fareed ZakariaLead Us Not Into Debt, by Megan McArdleBacon: The Other White Heat, by Theodore GrayIn Defense of Tourism, by Peter Jon LindbergExcerpts from For and Against Foreskin, by Michael Idov, Christopher Bonanos, and Hanna RosinThere's a Sucker Born Every Minute, by Tom CarsonWar Games, by Steve EricksonSuburban Ghetto, by Jonathan DeeObituary Columns: Danny La Rue, Benson, William Safire, by Ann WroeTop Ten State Fair Joys, by Garrison KeillorThe Man Who Never Was, by Mike SagerTrial by Fire, by David GrannRaw Water, by Wells TowerAnd Yet ..., by Mitch AlbomNational Magazine Awards 2010 Finalists and WinnersNational Magazine Awards 2010 JudgesASME Board of Directors, 2010--2011PermissionsList of Contributors