The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017

✏Book Title : The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017
✏Author : Sarah Vowell
✏Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
✏Release Date : 2017-10-03
✏Pages : 400
✏ISBN : 9781328664075
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017 Book Summary : “A gift . . . One wonders how the world might be different if works in The Best American Nonrequired Reading were indeed required.” —USA Today Sarah Vowell, author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States and other best-selling titles "gilded with snark, buoyant on charm" (NPR), worked with the students of the 826 Valencia writing lab to edit this year's anthology. They compiled new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and the category-defying gems that have become one of the hallmarks of this lively collection.

✏Book Title : The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018
✏Author : Sheila Heti
✏Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
✏Release Date : 2018-10-02
✏Pages : 416
✏ISBN : 9781328467133
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018 Book Summary : Sheila Heti, author of the acclaimed How a Person Should Be? and coeditor of the best-selling anthology Women in Clothes, along with the students of 826 Valencia writing lab will edit this year’s anthology. Their compilation includes new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and the category-defying gems that have become one of the hallmarks of this lively collection.

📒The Best American Series 2017 ✍ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

✏Book Title : The Best American Series 2017
✏Author : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
✏Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
✏Release Date : 2017-10-03
✏Pages : 100
✏ISBN : 9781328512710
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Best American Series 2017 Book Summary : The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. This special edition contains selections from the following 2017 editions: The Best American Short Stories edited by Meg Wolitzer The Best American Essays edited by Leslie Jamison The Best American Mystery Stories edited by John Sandford The Best American Nonrequired Reading edited by Sarah Vowell The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Charles Yu The Best American Travel Writing edited by Lauren Collins The Best American Science and Nature Writing edited by Hope Jahren The Best American Sports Writing edited by Howard Bryant Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. The special guest editor then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected – and most popular – of its kind.

✏Book Title : The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019
✏Author : Edan Lepucki
✏Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
✏Release Date : 2019-10-01
✏Pages : 272
✏ISBN : 9780358093039
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019 Book Summary : An eclectic collection of fiction, essays, poetry, and graphic work selected by high school students with the help of New York Times best-selling author Edan Lepucki. Over the past year, fifteen Bay Area high school students have gathered each week in the basement of an independent publishing house to pore over online and print literary journals, magazines, books, plays, and graphic novels. They read things they couldn’t shake and engaged in deep conversations about how good writing brings people together, no matter what else is happening around the world. With the help of New York Times best-selling author Edan Lepucki they have compiled The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019.

📒Uncanny Valley ✍ Anna Wiener

✏Book Title : Uncanny Valley
✏Author : Anna Wiener
✏Publisher : MCD
✏Release Date : 2020-01-14
✏Pages : 288
✏ISBN : 9780374719760
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Uncanny Valley Book Summary : One of Vogue's 22 Books to Read This Winter "A definitive document of a world in transition: I won't be alone in returning to Uncanny Valley for clarity and consolation for many years to come." —Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion The prescient, page-turning account of a journey in Silicon Valley: a defining memoir of our digital age In her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wiener—stuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial--left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. She moved from New York to San Francisco, where she landed at a big-data startup in the heart of the Silicon Valley bubble: a world of surreal extravagance, dubious success, and fresh-faced entrepreneurs hell-bent on domination, glory, and, of course, progress. Anna arrived amidst a massive cultural shift, as the tech industry rapidly transformed into a locus of wealth and power rivaling Wall Street. But amid the company ski vacations and in-office speakeasies, boyish camaraderie and ride-or-die corporate fealty, a new Silicon Valley began to emerge: one in far over its head, one that enriched itself at the expense of the idyllic future it claimed to be building. Part coming-age-story, part portrait of an already-bygone era, Anna Wiener’s memoir is a rare first-person glimpse into high-flying, reckless startup culture at a time of unchecked ambition, unregulated surveillance, wild fortune, and accelerating political power. With wit, candor, and heart, Anna deftly charts the tech industry’s shift from self-appointed world savior to democracy-endangering liability, alongside a personal narrative of aspiration, ambivalence, and disillusionment. Unsparing and incisive, Uncanny Valley is a cautionary tale, and a revelatory interrogation of a world reckoning with consequences its unwitting designers are only beginning to understand.

📒Open Concept ✍ Zachary Amendt

✏Book Title : Open Concept
✏Author : Zachary Amendt
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2017-10-05
✏Pages : 110
✏ISBN : 1940233461
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Open Concept Book Summary : "[B]eautifully-written, expertly-paced, and transportive .... a seemingly effortless piece of writing." - Defiant Scribe "Amendt's strong characterization blends line-by-line with his punchy, inventive sentences to craft an outstanding collection that achieves the dramatic without the melodramatic." - The Masters Review "I have no doubt that [Amendt's] writing will soon appear in the "Best American NonRequired Reading" anthology or in the Pushcart Prize anthology. I also won't be surprised to hear his name mentioned for any of the prestigious book awards. His writing deserves it." - Cetywa Powell, Publisher, Underground Voices' The brilliant colors and dynamics that Zachary Amendt brought to his debut story collection, Stay, burst forth here in Open Concept with the same engaging exuberance distilled into exquisitely written, tightly arranged workouts that expertly capture the nervous character of the Millennial generation. The Amendt technique - formula is too rigid a word - is as rewarding as it is instantaneous, proving perhaps, that there is still plenty of room in contemporary literature for cool, calculated, adventuresome risk-taking stories.

📒The Ok End Of Funny Town ✍ Mark Polanzak

✏Book Title : The Ok End of Funny Town
✏Author : Mark Polanzak
✏Publisher : American Reader
✏Release Date : 2020
✏Pages : 200
✏ISBN : 1950774058
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Ok End of Funny Town Book Summary : Fantastical award-winning short stories that use humor, curiosity, and new twists on familiar situations to explore the boundaries of human connection.

📒Who Is Rich ✍ Matthew Klam

✏Book Title : Who Is Rich
✏Author : Matthew Klam
✏Publisher : Random House
✏Release Date : 2017-07-04
✏Pages : 352
✏ISBN : 9780812997996
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Who Is Rich Book Summary : A provocative satire of love, sex, money, and politics that unfolds over four wild days in so-called “paradise”—the long-awaited first novel from the acclaimed author of Sam the Cat “I seriously, deeply love this book.”—Michael Cunningham NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES AND THE WASHINGTON POST Every summer, a once-sort-of-famous cartoonist named Rich Fischer leaves his wife and two kids behind to teach a class at a weeklong arts conference in a charming New England beachside town. It’s a place where, every year, students—nature poets and driftwood sculptors, widowed seniors, teenagers away from home for the first time—show up to study with an esteemed faculty made up of prizewinning playwrights, actors, and historians; drunkards and perverts; members of the cultural elite; unknown nobodies, midlist somebodies, and legitimate stars—a place where drum circles happen on the beach at midnight, clothing optional. Once more, Rich finds himself, in this seaside paradise, worrying about his family’s nights without him and trying not to think about his book, now out of print, or his future as an illustrator at a glossy magazine about to go under, or his back taxes, or the shameless shenanigans of his colleagues at this summer make-out festival. He can’t decide whether his own very real desire for love and human contact is going to rescue or destroy him. A warped and exhilarating tale of love and lust, Who Is Rich? goes far beyond to address deeper questions: of family, monogamy, the intoxicating beauty of children, and the challenging interdependence of two soulful, sensitive creatures in a confusing domestic alliance. LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE “Funny, maddening . . . defiantly original . . . [Matthew] Klam’s prose is so clean, so self-assured, that it feels a little like a miracle.”—The New York Times “A dazzling meditation on monogamy [and] parenthood . . . full of sound and fury and signifying pretty much everything.”—The Boston Globe “Comic, wondrous, and sad.”—The New Yorker “Almost scarily astute.”—People “An electric amalgam of frustration and tenderness, wonder and rebellion: a paean to the obliterating power of parental love.”—Jennifer Egan “A contemporary masterpiece.”—Salon

📒Jrzdvlz ✍ Lee Klein

✏Book Title : Jrzdvlz
✏Author : Lee Klein
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2017-10
✏Pages : 262
✏ISBN : 1944697322
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Jrzdvlz Book Summary : JRZDVLZ, by Lee Klein, author of The Shimmering Go-Between, is the autobiography of a sympathetic monster on a centuries-spanning quest for redemption. Based on long-suffering legend and historical fact, its about the sacrifice, civility, endurance, and humility required to transform a monster into a man.

📒Last Day On Earth ✍ Eric Puchner

✏Book Title : Last Day on Earth
✏Author : Eric Puchner
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2017-02-21
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : 9781501147807
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Last Day on Earth Book Summary : A boy on the edge of adolescence fears his mother might be a robot; a psychotically depressed woman is entrusted with taking her niece and nephew trick-or-treating; a reluctant dad brings his baby to a coke-fueled party; a teenage boy tries to prevent his mother from putting his estranged father's dogs to sleep. Ranging from a youth arts camp to an aging punk band's reunion tour, from a dystopian future where parents no longer exist to a ferociously independent bookstore, the stories in this collection revolve around the endlessly complex, frequently surreal system that is family.