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The Best American Spiritual Writing 2005 includes collections of spiritual writings that represents a wide variety of spiritual traditions and do not subscribe to any one set of religious values.
Philip Zaleski, an acclaimed writer and the editor of the series, has once again assembled an outstanding collection of thirty-five pieces that range far and wide in subject matter and style exploring the possibilities of value judgment in literature.
The latest edition of this annual, assembled by the acclaimed writer and editor Philip Zaleski, not only showcases some of the finest writing of the year but offers astute perceptions on subjects that are universal, timeless, and yet deeply personal.
In his introduction to this volume, President Jimmy Carter writes that The Best American Spiritual Writing "approaches the writing of both poetry and prose as a spiritual discipline, a way to explore the mysteries of the soul and the soul's relationship with God." As always, editor Philip Zaleski has assembled a wide-ranging and wonderfully eclectic collection that delves headlong into that spiritual discipline, looking to inspire, provoke, and offer insight into modern spirituality and religion. Here you will find Walter Isaacson's brilliant and provocative portrait of Einstein's religious life-a cross between his parents' secularism, his native Judaism, and his Catholic grade-school education. Drawing from his own experience of trying to inhabit multiple worlds, Noah Feldman examines the difficulties facing faith communities as they adhere to tradition yet also strive to be modern, in "Orthodox Paradox." When "Meeting the Chinese in St. Paul," Natalie Goldberg, with the help of a broken rhinoceros fan, grapples with this question: how should I live, knowing the world is a confusing place? Pico Iyer weighs in on his tranquil retreat, the holiest place in Japan; Oliver Sacks gives a moving account of a man with retrograde amnesia, striving for a meaningful life devoid of memory; and Ursula K. Le Guin passionately explains, as only she can, the appeal and subtle morality of A. E. Housman's "A Shropshire Lad: XXXII." Committed to literary excellence, this "invaluable collection" (Library Journal) also features poetry from distinguished voices such as Wendell Berry, Maxine Kumin, John Updike, and Charles Wright. As Zaleski writes in his foreword, The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008 proves that the writing in this edition is a stirring "medium for contemplating, via the things of the flesh, the things of the spirit."
This book gives insights into a wide range of usual and unusual sports like pigeon racing, shuffleboard and many others. It explains the complexities involved in the sports.
The greatest sports stories of 1992. A sheer pleasure reading for sports lovers or anyone with a good sense of reading. The best compiled stories from Paul Solotaroff, Peter Gammons, William Nack, Gary Smith, Bryan Woolley and more.
The best sports writing of 1993 includes an article over 100 pages long about a Chicago high school basketball team, that reads more like a novel than a sports article. The sport emphasis in this issue is on both baseball and basketball.
The best sports writings for the year 1996. This is a good read for sports enthusiasts and sheer story lovers as well by Karen Karbo, Rick Reilly, David Remnick, Frank Deford among other great sports writers.
As its tenth birthday approaches, THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING is at the top of its game. In the past decade, it has been hailed as "a must for any sports fan" and "a venerable institution" and has showcased promising new talents along with Pulitzer Prize winners such as David Halberstam, Richard Ford, and John McPhee. With the 2000 edition, best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning sports journalist Dick Schaap continues this tradition of excellence by bringing together the finest sports writing to appear in the past year. These pieces will delight fans of all athletic endeavors, from football to fishing, from basketball to birdwatching. From more than 350 publications, Schaap has chosen essays that reach beyond the scores to the people and emotions behind the game.
The series has garnered wide acclaim for its stellar writing and topnotch editors; now Reilly, Sports Illustrated"s "Life of Reilly" columnist, continues that tradition with his choices for the year"s best sports journalism. Voted National Sportswriter of the Year six times, Reilly has also written several books, including the best-selling autobiography of the Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth. His most recent book is The Life of Reilly.
For sports fans and fans of great writing alike, this collection brings together the finest sports writing from the past year. The best-selling author Mike Lupica, one of America's most widely read sports columnists, compiles a revealing look at the world of sports today.
For fans of sports and just plain great writing, this collection of twenty-seven of the finest pieces from the past year features outstanding sports reporting on a wealth of different topics. Guest editor Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of Moneyball and Coach, has assembled a compelling look at the sports stories and issues that dominated 2005. Pamela Colloff reports from the politically and sexually charged world of competitive cheerleading in Texas. Paul Solotaroff meets the star of the University of Georgia wrestling team, a nineteen-year-old world-record weightlifter who was born with no arms or legs. Ben Paynter travels the gay rodeo circuit. Pat Jordan profiles the world's greatest poker player, a boyish thirty-year-old whose mom still packs him a brown bag lunch. Jeff Duncan travels to Florida, where a New Orleans high school and its football program are picking up the pieces in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. We also discover Linda Robertson reporting on the supersizing of NFL players. S. L. Price profiles the most famous U.S. Paraolympian. Katy Vine introduces a girl who can dunk -- in eighth grade -- and more. The pieces in this outstanding volume show the true reach and impact of sports, its importance often extending far beyond the playing field. As Lewis writes in his introduction, "What's reassuring about great sports writing is what's reassuring about great sports performances: facing opposition, and often against the odds, someone, at last, did something right."
For fans of sports and just plain great writing, this absorbing collection, featuring twenty-eight of the finest pieces from the past year, has something for everyone. Guest editor David Maraniss, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, has assembled a fresh crop of the people and stories that dominated the sports world in 2006. Michael Lewis gives a behind-the-scenes look at the legendary football coach Bill Parcells. Bob Hohler delves in the murky waters of modern amateur basketball, where teams blatantly dole out cash to players and shoe companies set their sights on prospects as young as twelve. William Rhoden traces the fate of an unknown filly injured on the racetrack. Jeff MacGregor describes the unforgettable Friars Club roast of boxing's provocative promoter Don King. Daniel Coyle follows a forty-year-old Slovene soldier who might be the world's best ultra-endurance athlete. L. Jon Wertheim tells of a young pro-basketball player who found himself wrestling the shoe bomber Richard Reid to the ground during a transatlantic flight. And Derek Zumsteg provides a hilarious and utterly original in-depth account of the baseball career of Bugs Bunny, "the greatest banned player ever." These pieces and many more go beyond the spotlight, revealing the people and issues that make sports so relevant and important to all of us.
Well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports Writing brings together the finest writing on sports to appear in the past year.
"The Best American" series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected -- and most popular -- of its kind.
This collection captures not only the century's greatest moments in baseball, boxing, horse-racing, golf, and tennis, but also showcases the best sports journalists of the twentieth century.
The world may be getting smaller, but that doesn't mean it's any less varied, surprising, or exotic--as is made evident by the 25 essays collected in the inaugural edition of the Best American Travel Writing series. In search of America's sharpest, most original, and often, most curious travel writers, editor Bill Bryson and series editor Jason Wilson sifted through hundreds of stories. What the resulting collection demonstrates is that, as Wilson writes, travel stories matter: Having a travel writer report on particular things, small things, the specific ways in which people act and interact, is perhaps our best way of getting beyond the clichés that we tell each other about different places and cultures, and about ourselves.
"Easy to read and hard to put down, these essays capture with fine detail the extraordinary wonder of travel" (Chicago Sun Times). Contributors include Bill Buford, David Sedaris, Paul Theroux, Calvin Trillin, Catherine Watson, and others.
The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected -- and most popular -- of its kind. The Best American Travel Writing 2012 includes Bryan Curtis, Lynn Freed, J. Malcolm Garcia, Peter Gwin, Pico Iyer, Mark Jenkins, Dimiter Kenarov, Robin Kirk, Kimberly Meyer, Paul Theroux, and others
Told entirely in poetry--sonnets and haikus--this readable novel tells the story of a 15-year-old girl who struggles to accept her pregnancy and the fact that her life will never be the same.
David Halberstam's masterpiece, the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy, with a new Foreword by Senator John McCain.Using portraits of America's flawed policy makers and accounts of the forces that drove them, The Best and the Brightest reckons magnificently with the most important abiding question of our country's recent history: Why did America become mired in Vietnam, and why did we lose? As the definitive single-volume answer to that question, this enthralling book has never been superseded. It is an American classic.From the Hardcover edition.
Follow the adventures of six of the most talented and ambitious young people in the Federation as they navigate their way through Starfleet Academy. Together they will learn about courage, life, teamwork, and themselves--but one of them will not survive!
Around the world and into your heart! Everywhere you go--no matter how far you travel-- from Amsterdam to Zambia, one thing remains the same: a parent's love for her newborn child. Our wide world is becoming a global village, filled with a multitude of rich cultures and traditions--and thousands of wonderful, resonant names any son or daughter would be proud to own. In The Best Baby Names in the World, you'll discover popular and beautiful names from around the globe, as well as meanings, derivations, and fascinating, fact-filled sidebars. Organized by country, this handy, easy-to-use volume is a treasure trove of strong, musical, truly unique names from Africa, Asia, Europe, the U. S. , Latin America, and everywhere in between--an invaluable handbook that will help you succeed in that all-important task: finding the perfect name for your perfect baby!
I WON'T! I WON'T! <P>Hilda Hippo is baby-sitting for the Pig family. Pig Will is quick to agree to help with the chores, but all Pig Won't say is "I won't!" Hilda keeps coming up with ways to turn work into play, and Pig Won't is missing out on the fun--unless he can learn to say "I will!"
For every mother who has repackaged last-minute, store-bought brownies in tinfoil, The Best Bake Sale Ever Cookbook is a godsend. It packs more than 120 quick and easy recipes for irresistible treats and makes a terrific one-stop kitchen companion for parents, kids, or anyone on the go. Cookies, brownies, breads, bars, cupcakes, muffins, cakes, pies, and more . . . this essential cookbook is stocked with bake sale sell-outs. Every recipe is a proven success! Also included are helpful tips for packaging each delicious treat to ensure a beautiful presentation and to maximize sales. From chocolate-dipped fortune cookies to frosted ice cream cone cakes, these delightful recipes will inspire the baker (and fundraiser) in everyone.
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