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    DescriptionThe breakout book from "the funniest writer in America"--not to mention an official "Genius"--his first nonfiction collection ever. George Saunders's first foray into nonfiction is comprised of essays on literature, travel, and politics. At the core of this unique collection are Saunders's travel essays based on his trips to seek out the mysteries of the "Buddha Boy" of Nepal; to attempt to indulge in the extravagant pleasures of Dubai; and to join the exploits of the minutemen at the Mexican border. Saunders expertly navigates the works of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and Esther Forbes, and leads the reader across the rocky political landscape of modern America. Emblazoned with his trademark wit and singular vision, Saunders's endeavor into the art of the essay is testament to his exceptional range and ability as a writer and thinker. From the author of "Tenth of December."..


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    Title
    The Braindead Megaphone
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Saunders
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 257
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594482564
    ISBN 10: 159448256X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WH
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T General Subject: 500
    BIC E4L: HUM
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    Libri: I-HU
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000
    BISAC V2.8: HUM003000
    DC21: 814.6
    DC22: 818/.5402
    LC classification: PS3569.A7897 B73 2007
    Publisher
    Riverhead Books
    Imprint name
    Riverhead Books
    Publication date
    04 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    George Saunders is the author of "Tenth of December"; "In Persuasion Nation"; "The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil"; "Pastoralia"; "CivilWarLand in Bad Decline"; "The Braindead Megaphone"; and a children's book, "The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip." His work appears regularly in the "New Yorker," "Harper's "and "GQ." In 2006, he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant." In 2000, "The New Yorker "named him one of the "Best Writers Under 40." He teaches at Syracuse University.
    Review quote
    "Some novelists seem to make great reporters. Two of the best journalists of the last 50 years are Norman Mailer and David Foster Wallace; their literary nonfiction is jaw-droppingly good, the equal of their fiction. Maybe it's time to add noted short-story writer George Saunders to this short list... Is Saunders' book on target? Hoo boy. [Grade: ] A" -"Entertainment Weekly" "Saunders's bitingly clever and compassionate essays are a Mark Twain-syle shot in the arm for Americans, an antidote to the dumbing down virus plaguing our country." -"Vanity Fair"