"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

18 March 2011

The Best American Nonrequired Reading

Eggers, Dave. The Best American Nonrequired Reading. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2010.

This book is an anthology of works of literature from 2009 that did not win any significant awards but still merit consideration.  In addition to more than a few short stories, there are also contributions from fast-food crimes, gun magazine headlines, lawsuits, brand names, and sentences on page 50 form published works, among other things.  This book is a fun conglomeration and a great addition to a library, as many of the sections are fairly short and do not need to be read in any particular order.

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