Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion to Naked by David Sedaris, essay collections are great reading when time is short. A well-crafted essay is a pleasure to savor – a great writer’s collection is a more enjoyable treat. Flavorwire recently published its list of "The 25 Greatest Essay Collections of All Times" (March 19, 2013). Here are a few recommendations from the list.
Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
The Boys of My Youth by Jo Ann Beard
Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard
I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
Changing My Mind by Zadie Smith
Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace