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ISBN-10: 159448256X
ISBN-13: 9781594482564
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publish Date: 09/04/2007
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.20" W, 0.76" H

The Braindead Megaphone

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Overview

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

The breakout book from the funniest writer in America–not to mention an official Genius–his first nonfiction collection ever.

George Saunders’s first foray into nonfiction is comprised of essays on literature, travel, and politics. At the core of this unique collection are Saunders’s travel essays based on his trips to seek out the mysteries of the Buddha Boy of Nepal; to attempt to indulge in the extravagant pleasures of Dubai; and to join the exploits of the minutemen at the Mexican border. Saunders expertly navigates the works of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and Esther Forbes, and leads the reader across the rocky political landscape of modern America. Emblazoned with his trademark wit and singular vision, Saunders’s endeavor into the art of the essay is testament to his exceptional range and ability as a writer and thinker.

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Some novelists seem to make great reporters. Two of the best journalists of the last 50 years are Norman Mailer and David Foster Wallace; their literary nonfiction is jaw-droppingly good, the equal of their fiction. Maybe it's time to add noted short-story writer George Saunders to this short list... Is Saunders' book on target? Hoo boy. [Grade: ] AEntertainment Weekly

Saunders's bitingly clever and compassionate essays are a Mark Twain-syle shot in the arm for Americans, an antidote to the dumbing down virus plaguing our country.–Vanity Fair

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Details

ISBN-10: 159448256X
ISBN-13: 9781594482564
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publish Date: 09/04/2007
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.20" W, 0.76" H
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