The Best American Magazine Writing 2014

The Best American Magazine Writing 2014


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Our annual anthology of finalists and winners of the National Magazine Awards 2014 includes Max Chafkin's oral history of Apple from Fast Company, Joshua Davis's intimate portrait of tech pioneer John McAfee's personal and public breakdown from Wired; Kyle Dickman's haunting investigation into the preventable death of nineteen firemen battling an Arizona wildfire; and Ariel Levy's emotional account of extreme travel to a remote land-while pregnant-from The New Yorker. Other essays include Wright Thompson's bittersweet profile of Michael Jordan's fifty-something second act (ESPN the Magazine); Jean M. Twenge's revealing look at fertility myths and baby politics (The Atlantic); Janet Reitman's controversial study of the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (Rolling Stone); Luke Mogelson's harrowing experience accompanying asylum seekers on a potentially deadly sea voyage to Australia (New York Times Magazine); Lisa Miller's poignant report from Newtown, Connecticut, as the town tries to cope with the aftermath of one of the nation's worst mass shootings (New York); Emily Nussbaum's critiques of gender and politics on television (The New Yorker); and Witold Rybczynski's poetic engagement with modern architecture (Architect). The collection concludes with the award-winning poem "Elegies" by Kathleen Ossip (Poetry) and "The Embassy of Cambodia," a short story by Zadie Smith (The New Yorker).

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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 53 x 80 x 12mm | 559.99g
  • Columbia University Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0231169574
  • 9780231169578
  • 348,687

About Sid Holt

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. Sid Holt is chief executive of the American Society of Magazine Editors and a former editor at Rolling Stone and Adweek magazines.

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Table of contents

Introduction, by Mark Jannot, vice president, content, National Audubon Society, president, American Society of Magazine EditorsAcknowledgments, by Sid Holt, chief executive, American Society of Magazine EditorsThe Second Biggest Star in a Remote Little Burg Somewhere in Germany, by Tom JunodApple Breaks the Mold: An Oral History, by Max ChafkinThe Dream Boat, by Luke MogelsonOrders of Grief, by Lisa MillerJahar's World, by Janet ReitmanThanksgiving in Mongolia, by Ariel LevyShark Week and Difficult Women and Private Practice, by Emily NussbaumOverexposed and Radical Revival and Behind the Fa ade, by Witold RybczynskiSliver of Sky, by Barry LopezBitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us, by Steven BrillHow Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby?, by Jean M. TwengeMichael Jordan Has Not Left the Building, by Wright ThompsonBret, Unbroken, by Steve FriedmanDangerous, by Joshua DavisThe Sinking of the Bounty, by Matthew ShaerNineteen: The Yarnell Hill Fire, by Kyle DickmanElegies, by Kathleen OssipThe Embassy of Cambodia, by Zadie SmithPermissionsList of Contributors

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