Tag Archives: Essays

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…


by Sayed Kashua

With his unique perspective as an Israeli Palestinian, Sayed Kashua’s collection of personal essays is a frank, irreverent, thought-provoking exploration of discovering one’s identity,…

Kingdoms in the Air

by Bob Shacochis

Collected for the first time ever: thirteen of National Book Award winner and trailblazing war journalist Bob Shacochis’s travel and adventure essays that span…

I’d Know That Voice Anywhere

by Frank Deford

From the celebrated writer Frank Deford, a collection of his best sports commentaries from more than thirty years of weekly appearances on NPR’s Morning…

H Is for Hawk

by Helen Macdonald

“Helen Macdonald’s beautiful and nearly feral book, H Is for Hawk, reminds us that excellent nature writing can lay bare some of the intimacies…

Freeman’s: Arrival

by John Freeman

A new anthology from renowned literary critic John Freeman, Freeman’s: Arrival features never before published stories by Haruki Murakami, Louise Erdrich, Dave Eggers, Etgar…

Freeman’s: Family

by John Freeman

The second issue of a new anthology from renowned literary critic John Freeman, featuring never-before-published stories, essays, and poetry by Claire Messud, Aminatta Forna,…

Freeman’s: Home

by John Freeman

The new issue of the acclaimed anthology from literary critic John Freeman spotlights never-before-published stories, essays, and poetry by Edwidge Danticat, Herta Müller, Juan…