Things I Like about America

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Things I Like about America

Personal Narratives

By Poe Ballantine

Hawthorne Books, Paperback, 9780971691513, 221pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2002


Poe Ballantine’s risky, personal essays are populated with odd jobs, eccentric characters, boarding houses, buses, and beer. He takes us along on his Greyhound journey through small town America (including a detour to Mexico) exploring what it means to be human. Written with piercing intimacy and self-effacing humor, Ballantine’stories provide entertainment, social commentary, and completely compelling slices of life.

About the Author
Poe Ballantine currently lives in Chadron, Nebraska, and his work has previously appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Sun, and The Coal City Review. He won a Best American Short Story award in 1998, as well as garnering numerous Pushcart and O'Henry nominations. His debut book of non-fiction stories, Things I Like About America, was published in 2002.