The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 1

By Lee Gutkind

Narrative nonfiction at its state-of-the-art most sensible from writers on the cusp of popularity and fame.

Lee Gutkind, proclaimed the "Godfather at the back of artistic nonfiction" by way of Vanity Fair, besides the employees of his landmark magazine Creative Nonfiction, has culled replacement courses, 'zines, blogs, podcasts, literary journals, and different frequently neglected guides looking for new voices and cutting edge ideas―essays and articles written with panache and power."The fact approximately law enforcement officials and Dogs," via Rebecca Skloot, describes a vicious pack of untamed canines, preying at the domesticated pets of long island. Monica Wojcik's "The w00t Files," for the stylish geek crowd, comes at once from John McPhee's recognized Literature of truth workshop at Princeton, a launching pad for recognized younger writers. Daniel Nestor, of McSweeney's and Bookslut, explains James Frey, whereas the very obese Michael Rosenwald turns into a Popular Science approximately nude centerfold in a quest for wisdom approximately high-tech diagnostics.

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