Tag Archives: Essays

Should the Tent Be Burning Like That?

by Bill Heavey

From a celebrated writer on the outdoors, hilarious stories about the joys and pitfalls of hunting, fishing, family, and adventure.

Just Before Dark

by Jim Harrison

“One of the most interesting and entertaining bodies of work by any writer of his generation.” —Alan Cheuse, Chicago Tribune

Freeman’s: The Future of New Writing

by John Freeman

A special issue of the journal that has fast become a fixture in the literary landscape, Freeman’s: The Future of New Writing announces a…

You’re Not Lost if You Can Still See the Truck

by Bill Heavey

From the beloved Field & Stream everyman, a collection of hilarious, insightful, and moving pieces about a life lived outdoors.

Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them

by Christopher Durang

“A whirligig fun house . . . Durang’s funniest play! . . . hilarious new comedy.” —Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Throwim Way Leg

by Tim Flannery

“[Throwim Way Leg] is an enthralling introduction to the mountain people of New Guinea–unimaginably remote, charming, cunning, cruel, subtle and appealing–and to their magnificent…

The Three Battles of Wanat

by Mark Bowden

From one of the nation’s top journalists, a fascinating and thought-provoking collection of war reportage and other pieces for the Atlantic, Vanity Fair, and…

Second Nature

by Michael Pollan

“He’s written a book about gardening that even nongardeners might want to read. . . Pollan can still remember that there are readers of…

Over Time

by Frank Deford

“Equal doses of self-deprecating humor and anecdotal history of American sports journalism are the essence of Frank Deford’s entertaining new memoir.” —Chicago Tribune

Nike Is a Goddess

by Lissa Smith

“We ought to pay attention to the world of professional sports. What happens at the elite levels makes its way into our culture.” –from…