The Best American Travel Writing 2000
Publication Date: October 2000
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The inaugural edition of THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING reads like a good novel, conveying both the surface identity of places around the world and their intrinsic character. In choosing only pieces of the highest quality, best-selling author Bill Bryson and series editor Jason Wilson have put together a book that will surprise knowledgeable travelers and entrance beginners with the glories of new worlds and experiences.
Articles by such well-loved writers as Bill Buford, Tim Cahill, Dave Eggers, David Halberstam, Isabel Hilton, Jessica Maxwell, P. J. O'Rourke, and William T. Vollmann are included, as are those by exciting new voices. Ranging widely across myriad topics -- drinking the first drink of the day, breaking down in the middle of the desert, picking up hitchhikers in Cuba, playing golf in Greenland, smuggling cheese from France, witnessing the birth of a new state -- THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2000 showcases the diversity and creative wonder of travel writing today.
Jason Wilson is the drinks columnist at the Washington Post, the series editor of The Smart Set, and the author of Boozehound: On The Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated. He teaches at Drexel University.