“A reader who is a fan of mathematics (and of this series) may want to take two passes through The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013, the first for wonder and delight, the second sl
One test of the uniform quality of the work in Best Essays collections like this one is whether or not a writer who almost made the cut, listed in the back as “Notable,” would be likely to read wha
“It’s a shared journey that is carefully documented by editor Chad Wriglesworth in notes and index.
“. . . educates and entertains in equal measure, . . .”
“His book confronts the complacencies of observance . . . Mr. Rodwan champions choice.”
“. . . a deserving read . . .”
“. . . the proceeds of the purchase will go to a good cause.”
“Mr. Klosterman is as much a showman as anything else—and he never pretends otherwise.”
“One way to read this book . . . is as a study of the American tall tale.”
“Women Warriors, like the sisters in arms featured in these stories, delivers mightily.”
“Ms. Robinson is correct to point out that liberalism and religion are not incompatible and that there are enough historical examples and living persons bearing witness to the fact.
“Ms. Thompson focuses her keen eye, sharp pen, and exasperated sense of humor on the familiar, everyday madness of raising teenagers. . . . Ms.
“Parents fighting to keep band, orchestra, drama, and dance programs alive in their children’s schools need to read The Muses Go to School: Conversations About the Necessity of Arts in
“The Ecstasy of Influence is a book worth reading—it redraws the map of popular culture and, in so doing, pushes us beyond the confines of our comfortable minds, out into the larger world
“In the Spring of 2012 a new novel from Edmund White entitled Jack Holmes and His Friend, is upcoming. The reader hopes that with this new work of fiction Mr.
“Simon Doonan seems to be living in a world of yesterday when it comes to gay consciousness, gay accomplishments, and human (gay and non-gay) rights to the point that, when he mentions arti
“According to the author the purpose of Sharp’s Dictionary of Power and Struggle is to ‘bring some degree of clarity to academic and public discussion of nonviolent action.’”
“This is a book that strives to be inclusive but comes off as solidly elitist.”
“This book is recommended to anyone involved in health care—from student to practitioner to teacher or administrator—to remind us all of the traditions that nurture and feed us.
“Best American Sports Writing is a showcase for great writing and perceptive, under-the-radar stories about athletes and adventurers, the stench of a ‘bitches and ho’s’ sports culture run a
“As a whole, On Bicycles is the kind of essay collection that any major urban public library should own.
“Cory Doctorow’s Context is a treat for those who live in the digital world—as well as for those who would like to know more about it.”
“And while the idea of a life consisting of essays might intrigue, The Other Walk does not.”
“Joni Cole’s voice may be brutal, but readers, drawn to turn to the next page, will be rewarded: She is funny—and so is her gutsy book.”
“Christopher Hitches has the eye of a painter and the literary skill of a novelist. He infuses his essays with the same narrative thrust that can be found in the most addictive fiction.