The Best American Essays

The Best American Essays

By Robert Atwan (Editor); David Brooks (Editor)

Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780547840093, 310pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2012

The Best American Series(r)
First, Best, and Best-Selling
The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, 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.
"The Best American Essays 2012" includes
Marcia Angell, Miah Arnold, Mark Doty, Joseph Epstein, Jonathan Franzen,
Malcolm Gladwell, Francine Prose, Lauren Slater,
Sandra Tsing Loh, Jose Antonio Vargas, and others

About the Author
Since the inception of THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS in 1986 as a trade book title, Robert Atwan has been series editor. He has published reviews and essays in a range of periodicals and edited many other literature anthologies. Atwan most recently edited two collections of poetry with a biblical theme: CHAPTERS INTO VERSE by Oxford University Press and DIVINE INSPIRATION by Oxford University Press.

David Brooks has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly. He is currently a commentator on The Newshour with Jim Lehrer.