The New Kings of Nonfiction by Ira Glass

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A collection of stories-some well known, some more obscure- capturing some of the best storytelling of this golden age of nonfiction.

An anthology of the best new masters of nonfiction storytelling, personally chosen and introduced by Ira Glass, the producer and host of the award-winning public radio program This American Life.

These pieces-on teenage white collar criminals, buying a cow, Saddam Hussein, drunken British soccer culture, and how we know everyone in our Rolodex-are meant to mesmerize and inspire.


 

About Ira Glass

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Ira Glass is the producer and host of the award-winning public radio program, This American Life. Author website: thislife.org.
 
Published October 2, 2007 by Riverhead. 468 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The most rewarding selection is Lee Sandlin’s “Losing the War,” a 1997 long-form think-piece from The Chicago Reader in which he forces readers to acknowledge all over again what most World War II books and films try to make us forget: what an absolutely miserable, pointless, blundering, screamin...

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We're living in an age of great nonfiction writing,” says Glass, the host of the radio program This American Life , who picks out 14 of his favorite journalistic features from writers who are “entertainers in the best sense of the word,” unafraid to insert their personal perspec...

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Pajiba

I will drink to this thesis, since reviewing books is technically non-fiction and I try to make it, more than anything, fun to read.

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Charleston City Paper

Eschewing the term "literary nonfiction" as "boring" and "pretentious," what Glass means by nonfiction storytelling — as the focus of this anthology — is journalistic writing based on original reporting.

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