The Best American Travel Writing 2011

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011 - Literary Collections - 255 pages
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The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected and most popular of its kind.
"The Best American Travel Writing 2011" includes
Andre Aciman, Christopher Buckley, Maureen Dowd,
Verlyn Klinkenborg, Ariel Levy, Tea Obreht, Annie Proulx,
Gary Shteyngart, William T. Vollmann,
Emily Witt, and others
SLOANE CROSLEY, editor, is the author of the "New York Times" bestsellers "I Was Told There d Be Cake," which was a finalist for the Thurber Prize, and "How Did You Get This Number." She is also a weekly columnist for the "Independent." She lives in Manhattan, where she is a regular contributor to "GQ," the "New York Times," and National Public Radio.
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User Review  - dianaleez - LibraryThing

A book of essays is in many ways like a buffet - one doesn't expect to enjoy all the offerings, but the ability to browse and select what suits is most enjoyable. Elizabeth Gilbert's "The Best ... Read full review

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User Review  - bezoar44 - LibraryThing

A solid anthology - nicely varied pieces, with some more adventurous selections - much more a collection of very good essays that each involve a sense of place, rather than travel writing per se. My ... Read full review

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Sloane Crosley is the author I Was Told There'd Be Cake , which was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Her second collection, How Did You Get This Number , finds her riffing on European vacation disasters and doing bridesmaid duty in Alaska. JASON WILSON, series editor, is the author of Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits and the digital wine series Planet of the Grapes. He has written for the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Daily News, and many other publications. He is the founding editor of The Smart Set and Table Matters.

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