Issue 35 / The Best Creative Nonfiction, Volume 2

35 / 2008

From birth to death and everything in between

This fresh collection of fact-based narratives—mined from blogs, alternative papers, literary journals, and other out-of-the-way publications—engages and delights with exceptional work about topics from birth to death and everything in between. Stefan Fatsis, author of World Freak, traces the history of his baseball glove; Donovan Hohn chases a spilled cargo-load of rubber ducks bobbing along the Pacific currents; and Pagan Kennedy explores the hidden life of the creator of The Joy of Sex.

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Table of Contents

  • The “L” Word—And All the Rest of Us “Outsiders”

    In my memoir, Forever Fat, I tell the story of my bar mitzvah, during which I am tortured by the brown wool suit my mother forced me to wear.
  • Spite

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  • Final: Comprehensive, Roughly

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  • Here I Am in Bergdorf Goodman

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  • Instead of the Rat Pack

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  • The Art of Writing a Story about Walking across Andorra

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  • Pursuing the Great Bad Novelist

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  • Moby-Duck, or, The Synthetic Wilderness of Childhood

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  • The Egg and I

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  • Figurines

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  • The Writers in the Silos

    It requires neither imagination nor acumen to predict that our current conglomerating, lowest-common-denominator, demographically targeted publishing industry will soon achieve its streamlined apotheosis—a single, worldwide, Exxon Mobil-owned literary empire offering a list of seven books twice per year.
  • My First Fairy Tale

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  • A Sudden Pull Behind the Heart

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  • The Suicide Murder? of Joseph Kupchik

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  • Teaching the “F” Word

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  • Hi, I’m Panicky.

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  • Wednesday, August 23, 2006

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  • Cracking Open

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  • Range of Desire

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  • The Dangerous Joy of Dr. Sex: The Story of Alex Comfort, in Seventeen Positions

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  • …By Any Other Name

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  • Ceremony

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  • Anti-Aliasing

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  • Everything That’s Wrong with Facebook

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  • It Was Nothing

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  • Shrinks Get It Wrong Sometimes

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  • George

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  • Errands in the Forest

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  • My Glove: A Biography

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