Read Hard

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Ed Park, Heidi Julavits
Believer Books, 2009 - Literary Collections - 389 pages
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This volume collects the finest essays and articles from the four-time National Magazine Award–nominated Believer magazine. The book combines all the erudition and wit readers have come to expect from its pages: Jonathan Lethem on Nathanael West, William T. Vollmann on W. G. Sebald, Ben Ehrenreich on Brian Evenson, Paul La Farge on Dungeons & Dragons, and much, much more. It’s an essential anthology, collecting the best in creative nonfiction, the best in literary journalism, and the best writing in English from the beginning of the twenty-first century, from one of the smartest, weirdest, and funniest magazines in the country.

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User Review  - JBD1 - LibraryThing

Like any collection of essays, Read Hard: Five Years of Great Writing from The Believer has some pieces that the reader is likely to enjoy more than others, depending on your own personal interests ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erin Tuzuner - Goodreads

It only took a year and two states to finally read this book, obtained from a library of a city I used to live in. Some truly gorgeous writing. Aquariums, memoir, Sinatra and much, much, more. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Dr. Ed Park, MD, MPH, is a telomere and telomerase expert and founder of Recharge Biomedical. He graduated with honors from Harvard University with BA (Bachelor of Arts) in Biological Anthropology in 1989. Dr. Park received MD (Doctor of Medicine) from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and MPH (Master of Public Health) from Columbia University, School of Public Health, in 1993. He completed internship and residency at Beth Israel Hospital, a teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School in 1997. Dr. Park was an attending physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology with Kaiser Permanante, Orange County, California from 1997-2001. He later became a Private Practice Ob-Gyn, Orange County, with additional services in Laser Aesthetics and Injectables at Cosmedique Laser Center.

Heidi Julavits has published short fiction in Esquire; her nonfiction has been published in Poets & Writers and Time Out New York. A 1990 graduate of Dartmouth, she has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is at work on her second novel.

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