Edited by The New Yorker's much-loved Adam Gopnik, this year's Best American Essays continues the laudable tradition of collecting the finest essays, "judiciously selected from countless publications" (Chicago Tribune), ensuring that the 2008 edition is another "kick-ass anthology" (Booklist).
Contributors include Albert Goldbarth, Anthony Lane, Louis Menand, Ander Monson, and others.
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Adam Gopnik earned his wings as an essayist with his "Paris Journal" pieces in The New Yorker, which were later collected in Paris to the Moon. He struts his stuff now as an imaginative editor in this installment of Robert Atwan's wonderfully resilient Best American Essays series. The Best American Essays 2008 contains choices prose pieces by Anthony Lane, Louis Menand, Albert Goldbarth, Ander Monson, and many others.