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Flash Count Diary

by Darcey Steinke Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 18, 2019)

“Many days I believe menopause is the new (if long overdue) frontier for the most compelling and necessary philosophy; Darcey Steinke is already there, blazing the way. This elegant, wise, fascinating, deeply...


A Primer for Forgetting

by Lewis Hyde Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 18, 2019)

“One of our true superstars of nonfiction” (David Foster Wallace), Lewis Hyde offers a playful and inspiring defense of forgetfulness by exploring the healing effect it can have on the human psyche.

We live...


Mr. Know-It-All

by John Waters Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 21, 2019)

No one knows more about everything—especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling—than John Waters. The man in the pencil-thin mustache, auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink Flamingos...


A Desert Harvest

by Bruce Berger & Colum Mccann Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 12, 2019)

A career-spanning collection of Bruce Berger’s beautiful, subtle, and spiky essays on the American desert

Occupying a space between traditional nature writing, memoir, journalism, and prose poetry, Bruce Berger’s...


Nobody's Looking at You

by Janet Malcolm Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 19, 2019)

"Malcolm is always worth reading; it can be instructive to see how much satisfying craft she brings to even the most trivial article." --Phillip Lopate, TLS

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. One of...


Barking with the Big Dogs

by Natalie Babbitt Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (November 20, 2018)

In this collection of essays and speeches written over the course of four decades, beloved storyteller Natalie Babbitt explores what it was like to be a “little dog” in the literary world, continually being...


The End of the End of the Earth

by Jonathan Franzen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 13, 2018)

A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections

The essayist, Jonathan Franzen writes, is like “a fire-fighter, whose job, while everyone else is fleeing...


The Patch

by John McPhee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 13, 2018)

An “album quilt,” an artful assortment of nonfiction writings by John McPhee that have not previously appeared in any book

The Patch is the seventh collection of essays by the nonfiction master, all published...


We Begin in Gladness

by Craig Morgan Teicher Graywolf Press (November 06, 2018)

One of our most perceptive critics on the ways that poets develop poems, a career, and a life

Though it seems, at first, like an art of speaking, poetry is an art of listening. The poet trains to hear clearly...


We Can't Breathe

by Jabari Asim Picador (October 16, 2018)

A Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

Insightful and searing essays that celebrate the vibrancy and strength of black history and culture in America by critically acclaimed...


Impossible Owls

by Brian Phillips Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 02, 2018)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. SEMI-FINALIST FOR THE PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR ART OF THE ESSAY.

One of Amazon, Buzzfeed, ELLE, Electric Literature and Pop Sugar's Best Books of 2018. Named one of the...


Near-Death Experiences . . . and Others

by Robert Gottlieb Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 12, 2018)

A new collection of immersive essays from the most acclaimed editor of the second half of the twentieth century

This new collection from the legendary editor Robert Gottlieb features twenty or so pieces he’s...


Tonight I'm Someone Else

by Chelsea Hodson Henry Holt and Co. (June 05, 2018)

"I had a real romance with this book." —Miranda July

A highly anticipated collection, from the writer Maggie Nelson has called, “bracingly good…refreshing and welcome,” that explores the myriad ways in...


I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing

by A. D. Jameson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 08, 2018)

"Funny, incisive, and timely ... Jameson does for geeks what geek culture does for its superheroes: he takes them seriously, respects their power, and refuses to hide his deep affection." —Lawrence Kasdan,...


Acid West

by Joshua Wheeler Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 17, 2018)

A rollicking debut book of essays that takes readers on a trip through the muck of American myths that have settled in the desert of our country’s underbelly

Early on July 16, 1945, Joshua Wheeler’s great...


Things That Helped

by Jessica Friedmann Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 10, 2018)

Jessica Friedmann navigates her recovery from postpartum depression in a wide-ranging collection of personal essays

Things That Helped is a memoir in essays, detailing the Australian writer Jessica Friedmann’s...


Look Alive Out There

by Sloane Crosley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 03, 2018)

Sloane Crosley returns to the form that made her a household name in really quite a lot of households: Essays!

From the New York Times–bestselling author Sloane Crosley comes Look Alive Out There—a brand-new...


Sometimes I Think About It

by Stephen Elliott Graywolf Press (November 07, 2017)

An essay collection by a writer who “may be writing under . . . the influence of genius” (Vanity Fair)

In Sometimes I Think About It, Stephen Elliott gathers personal essays, reportage, and profiles written...


Would Everybody Please Stop?

by Jenny Allen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 06, 2017)

Finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor

"One of the funniest writers in America."

That’s what The New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz calls Jenny Allen—and with good reason. In her debut essay collection,...


One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter

by Scaachi Koul Picador (May 02, 2017)

One of NPR's Best Books of the Year

A DEBUT COLLECTION OF FIERCE, FUNNY ESSAYS ABOUT GROWING UP THE DAUGHTER OF INDIAN IMMIGRANTS IN WESTERN CULTURE, ADDRESSING SEXISM, STEREOTYPES, AND THE UNIVERSAL MISERIES...


My Life with Bob

by Pamela Paul Henry Holt and Co. (May 02, 2017)

People Pick • O Magazine Title to Pick Up Now • Vanity Fair Hot Type • Glamour New Book You’re Guaranteed to Love This Summer • LitHub.com Best Book about Books • Buzzfeed Book You Need to Read This...


A Grace Paley Reader

by Grace Paley, Nora Paley, Kevin Bowen & George Saunders Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 18, 2017)

One of The New Yorker's "Books We Loved in 2017"

A Grace Paley Reader compiles a selection of Paley’s writing across genres, showcasing her breadth of work as well as her extraordinary insight and brilliant...


American Originality

by Louise Gluck Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 18, 2017)

A luminous collection of essays from one of our most original and influential poets

Five decades after her debut poetry collection, Firstborn, Louise Glück is a towering figure in American letters. Written with...


Essays by Michel de Montaigne (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (March 20, 2017)

Unlock the more straightforward side of the Essays with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

This engaging summary presents an analysis of the Essays of Michel de Montaigne, a detailed and wide-ranging...


Too Much and Not the Mood

by Durga Chew-Bose Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 11, 2017)

One of Vulture's "25 of the Most Exciting Book Releases for 2017"

One of Nylon's "50 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2017"

An entirely original portrait of a young writer shutting out the din in order to find her...


Slight Exaggeration

by Adam Zagajewski & Clare Cavanagh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 04, 2017)

A new essay collection by the noted Polish poet

For Adam Zagajewski—one of Poland’s great poets—the project of writing, whether it be poetry or prose, is an occasion to advance what David Wojahn has characterized...


300 Arguments

by Sarah Manguso Graywolf Press (February 07, 2017)

A brilliant and exhilarating sequence of aphorisms from one of our greatest essayists

There will come a time when people decide you’ve had enough of your grief, and they’ll try to take it away from you.

Bad...


Schadenfreude, A Love Story

by Rebecca Schuman Flatiron Books (February 07, 2017)

"This book is a wild and wonderful ride. Your guide, Rebecca Schuman, is a super-smart and very funny person who writes brilliantly about Germany and Germans (who are not what you think) and being young and...


The Meaning of Michelle

by Veronica Chambers St. Martin's Press (January 10, 2017)

A NEW IN NONFICTION PEOPLE PICK | A TIME TOP 10 NONFICTION BOOK OF 2017 | NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY: The Huffington Post • Glamour • Bustle • RedEye

A Los Angeles Times bestseller

**One of BookRiot's...


The Headmaster

by John McPhee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 01, 1992)

Starting in 1902 at a country school that had an enrollment of fourteen, Frank Boyden built an academy that has long since taken its place on a level with Andover and Exeter. Boyden, who died in 1972, was the...


The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed

by John McPhee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

This is the fascinating story of the dream of a completely new aircraft, a hybrid of the plane and the rigid airship - huge, wingless, moving slowly through the lower sky. John McPhee chronicles the perhaps...


The Fun Stuff

by James Wood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 30, 2012)

Following The Broken Estate, The Irresponsible Self, and How Fiction Works—books that established James Wood as the leading critic of his generation—The Fun Stuff confirms Wood's preeminence, not only as...


Reimagining American Theatre

by Robert Brustein Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 31, 2003)

In his collection of essays and reviews, Robert Brustein makes the argument that the American Theatre is enjoying a renaissance that has not been unacknowledged.


A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles

by John McPhee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 01, 1979)

In this unique book, John McPhee takes us into the world of several fascinating people. His inimitable style reveals the intricate details of his characters' lives.

1. Thomas P. F. Hoving

2. Euell Gibbons

3. M.I.T....


The Bestseller Code

by Jodie Archer & Matthew L. Jockers St. Martin's Press (September 20, 2016)

"When a story captures the imagination of millions, that's magic. Can you qualify magic? Archer and Jockers just may have done so."—Sylvia Day, New York Times bestselling author

Ask most people about massive...


The Empathy Exams

by Leslie Jamison Graywolf Press (April 01, 2014)

From personal loss to phantom diseases, The Empathy Exams is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize

A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014

Beginning...


Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse

by David Jay Brown St. Martin's Press (December 23, 2014)

In his latest interview collection, David Jay Brown has once again gathered some of the most interesting minds of today to consider the future of the human race, the mystery of consciousness, the evolution of...


The Government of the Tongue

by Seamus Heaney Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 13, 2014)

In his volume of critical essays The Government of the Tongue, Seamus Heaney scrutinizes the poetry of many masterful poets. Throughout the collection, Heaney's gifts as a wise and genial reader are exercised...


Myself with Others

by Carlos Fuentes Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2013)

In Myself with Others, Fuentes has assembled essays reflecting three of the great elements of his work: autobiography, love of literature, and politics. They include his reflections on his beginning as a writer,...


Styles of Radical Will

by Susan Sontag Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 01, 2013)

Styles of Radical Will, Susan Sontag's second collection of essays, extends the investigations she undertook in Against Interpretation with essays on film, literature, politics, and a groundbreaking study of...


How We Are

by Vincent Deary Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 30, 2014)

The first book in a major new trilogy, How to Live: How We Are, How We Break, and How We Mend

We live in small worlds.

How We Are is an astonishing debut and the first part of the monumental How to Live trilogy,...


Pulphead

by John Jeremiah Sullivan Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 25, 2011)

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011

One of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011

A Time Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction book of 2011

A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011

One of Library...


Rising from the Plains

by John McPhee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

Pulitzer Prize-winning author John McPhee continues his Annals of the Former World series about the geology of North America along the fortieth parallel with Rising from the Plains.

This third volume presents...


How to Be Alone

by Jonathan Franzen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 15, 2007)

Passionate, strong-minded nonfiction from the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections

Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections was the best-loved and most-written-about novel of 2001. Nearly every in-depth...


Radio On

by Sarah Vowell St. Martin's Press (November 19, 2013)

There are approximately 502 million radios in America. For this savvy, far-reaching diary, celebrated journalist and author Sarah Vowell turned hers on and listened--closely, critically, creatively--for an entire...


Living, Thinking, Looking

by Siri Hustvedt Picador (June 05, 2012)

The internationally acclaimed novelist Siri Hustvedt has also produced a growing body of nonfiction. She has published a book of essays on painting (Mysteries of the Rectangle) as well as an interdisciplinary...


Coyote V. Acme

Thurber Prize for American Humor 1997

by Ian Frazier Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 09, 2002)

Twenty-two humorous essays on topics ranging from Joseph Stalin's theories of revolutionary stand-up comedy, to a commencement address given by a Satanist college President, to the opening statement of an attorney...


Essays from the Nick of Time

by Mark Slouka Graywolf Press (October 26, 2010)

A new collection of prophetic essays from one of the sharpest practitioners of the form

Mark Slouka writes from a particular vantage point, one invoked by Thoreau, who wished "to improve the nick of time . ....


Serious Pig

by John Thorne & Matt Lewis Thorne Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 16, 2000)

In this collection of essays, John Thorne sets out to explore the origins of his identity as a cook, going "here" (the Maine coast, where he'd summered as a child and returned as an adult for a decade's sojourn),...


The Geek Feminist Revolution

by Kameron Hurley Tom Doherty Associates (May 31, 2016)

The Geek Feminist Revolution is a collection of essays by double Hugo Award-winning essayist and fantasy novelist Kameron Hurley.

The book collects dozens of Hurley's essays on feminism, geek culture, and her...