Best known for his short stories, Leonard Michaels also wrote essays, published together in this posthumous collection.
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“The Essays of Leonard Michaels”
Ranked #89 in Books 100
“Changing My Mind”
Ranked #49 in Books 100
Zadie Smith tackles topics from Kafka to Katherine Hepburn, from the Oscars to Obama, in “Changing My Mind,” her first collection of nonfiction.
“Love in Infant Monkeys”
Ranked #91 in Books 100
Lydia Millet’s first short story collection brings together animals and celebrities in an exploration of what it means to be human.
“Scary, No Scary”
Ranked #46 in Books 100
“Scary, No Scary,” a delightfully bizarre poetry collection by Zachary Schomburg, draws readers into a post-apocalyptic dreamscape.
“The Interrogative Mood”
Ranked #95 in Books 100
All questions, no answers: Every sentence in “The Interrogative Mood” ends with a question mark, yet the effect is mysteriously satisfying.
Ranked #96 in Books 100
Written as a series of e-mails, “e2” draws readers into the world of an ad agency—and the workings of the Worldwide Web.
Ranked #40 in Books 100
Colson Whitehead’s semi-autobiographical novel features a boy named Benji and his family’s summer in the Hamptons.
Ranked #98 in Books 100
In “Model Home,” Eric Puchner’s debut novel, a suburban family faces the inevitable reality of the American dream.
Ranked #100 in Books 100
From sitcoms to reality shows, from novels to memoirs: Reality takes center stage in “Reality Hunger,” David Shields’s self-proclaimed manifesto.
“And Now There’s This”
In “And Now There’s This,” Bill Wasik examines herd mentality and the dissemination of information in the digital age.