Tag Archives: Essays

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…


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…