My copy of the Ira-edited The New Kings of Nonfiction is on its way. What’s taking you to get yours?
Sez I-Glass “The contributors are some of the best nonfiction authors alive: Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point); Susan Orlean (The Orchid Thief); New York Times Magazine writer Jack Hitt (a contributing editor of our show), and more. David Foster Wallace does the best piece of reporting I’ve ever read on right-wing talk radio. Mark Bowden explains what Saddam Hussein — the man — was really like. Dan Savage recounts how he decided that the best way to change the Republican Party would be to sign up (he ends up as a delegate to their Washington State convention; havoc ensues). Jim McManus tells the story of how he went to cover the World Series of Poker for Harper’s Magazine and ended up at the final table, carrying home a quarter million dollars.”
That latter McManus piece is one stellar article I’m particularly looking forward to reading again: Gave me an appreciation for Texas Hold ‘Em that continues to this day.