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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Great Essay Collections

From 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

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