Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallce - A classic from Gourmet, so good he named an essay collection after it.
The Marriage Cure by Katherine Boo - Hard-hitting social reportage from the 2012 National Book Award winner in nonfiction (for Behind the Beautiful Forevers.)
The Careless Language of Sexual Violence by Roxane Gay - The heavily anthologised author of Ayiti explores the way we talk about rape.
Obama’s Way by Michael Lewis - A great presidential profile from the author of Boomerang, Liar’s Poker, and Moneyball.
Explicit Violence by Lidia Yuknavitch - A startling memoir of abuse from the author of the amazing The Chronology of Water.
How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America by Kiese Laymon - A great excerpt from the forthcoming book, On Parole: An Autobiographical Antidote to Post-Blackness.
Out of Afghanistan by Caroline Brothers - The incredible stories of children who have walked to Europe to escape a war torn country (fictionalised in Brother’s novel Hinterland).
The Dress Doesn’t Make the Priest by Melissa Chadburn - “I am going to tell you my favorite story of how a flower acquired its name. It’s the story of the ranunculus.”
I Was a Corporate Tobacco Peddler - “I graduated with a degree in magazine journalism and did the next logical thing: I took a sales job as a tobacco minion.” Angelina Fanous
Tracking the Biggest Star in the World by John Herman - “Give like Martin and Fight like Malcolm. Black kids are your kids. Don’t forget that Jay.”
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