The Best American Magazine Writing 2010

The Best American Magazine Writing 2010

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The 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 28mm | 557.92g
  • Columbia University Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2010 ed.
  • 0231157533
  • 9780231157537
  • 360,256

Table of contents

Introduction, by Jon Meacham Acknowledgments, by Sid Holt The Deadly Choices at Memorial, by Sheri Fink Still Life, by Skip Hollandsworth Marc Dreier's Crime of Destiny, by Bryan Burrough The Last Abortion Doctor, by John H. Richardson The Cost Conundrum, by Atul Guwande A Death in Texas, by Tom Barry Vanish, by Evan Ratliff Out West, by Joe Wilkins Theocracy and Its Discontents, by Fareed Zakaria Lead Us Not Into Debt, by Megan McArdle Bacon: The Other White Heat, by Theodore Gray In Defense of Tourism, by Peter Jon Lindberg Excerpts from For and Against Foreskin, by Michael Idov, Christopher Bonanos, and Hanna Rosin There's a Sucker Born Every Minute, by Tom Carson War Games, by Steve Erickson Suburban Ghetto, by Jonathan Dee Obituary Columns: Danny La Rue, Benson, William Safire, by Ann Wroe Top Ten State Fair Joys, by Garrison Keillor The Man Who Never Was, by Mike Sager Trial by Fire, by David Grann Raw Water, by Wells Tower And Yet ..., by Mitch Albom National Magazine Awards 2010 Finalists and Winners National Magazine Awards 2010 Judges ASME Board of Directors, 2010-2011 Permissions List of Contributors
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About John Meacham

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.
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