The Best American Magazine Writing 2014

The Best American Magazine Writing 2014

Paperback Best American Magazine Writing

By (author) The American Society of Magazine Editors

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  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 53mm x 80mm x 12mm | 560g
  • Publication date: 31 December 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0231169574
  • ISBN 13: 9780231169578
  • Sales rank: 128,449

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Our annual anthology of finalists and winners of the National Magazine Awards 2014 includes Jonathan Franzen's eloquent rumination in National Geographic on the damage we continue to inflict on the environment and its long-lasting consequences; William T. Vollman's blackly comic reflections in Harper's magazine on being the target of an extensive FBI investigation into whether he could be the Unabomber, an anthrax mailer, or a jihadi terrorist; and Ariel Levy's account of extreme travel and great escape to a remote land--while pregnant--in the New Yorker. Other essays include Wright Thompson's bittersweet profile of Michael Jordan's fifty-something second act ( ESPN); Jean M. Twenge's revealing look at fertility myths and baby politics ( The Atlantic); David Kamp's poignant portrait of a small town recovering from one of the nation's worst mass shootings ( Vanity Fair); Janet Reitman's controversial study of the Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ( Rolling Stone); Ted Conover's eye-opening account of working undercover in a commercial slaughterhouse ( Harper's); and Wells Tower's wild tale of bonding with his father at a notorious art and music festival ( GQ). The collection also features a short story by the critically acclaimed author Zadie Smith ( The New Yorker). Other contributors:Steven Brill ( Time)Emily DePrang ( Texas Observer)Kyle Dickman ( Outside)Steve Friedman ( Runner's World)J. Hoberman ( Tablet Magazine)Stephen Rodrick ( New York Times Magazine)Witold Rybczynski ( Architect)Matthew Shaer ( The Atavist)

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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.

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 Facade, 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