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Read State by State ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free N DC by fifty one of the most acclaimed writers in the nation  Contributors include renowned and bestselling authors such as Louise Erdrich Jonathan Franzen Ann Patchett Anthony Bourdain William T Vollmann SE Hinton Dave Eggers Myla Goldberg Rick Moody. A predictably mixed bag such is always the case with multiple author collections like this based on an outstanding concept State by State A Panoramic Portrait of America provides 50 state essays think micro versions of the WPA guides from 50 authors plus a tacked on and boring conversation with Edward P Jones about Washington DCSome are breathtaking homages to states that perhaps don t get the attention they deserve Anthony Doerr s phenomenal essay on Idaho perhaps the best in the entire collection brings in not only the state s history but his history with it as well Jayne Anne Phillips an author I ve not read but will soon gives a similarly stellar treatment of her home state West Virginia I admire the fact that the editors attempted to bring in a varied collection of authors some familiar with the state about which they were writing some not but I think the book succeeds the most when like Doerr and Phillips the author has a personal connectionWhen they don t the results tend to be disastrous Said Sayrafiezadeh reprehensible remarks on South Dakota these amount to I m from the Lower East Side of Manhattan with annoying dietary restrictions a stick up my ass and no knowledge of the state I am visiting detract from the few out of state authors who are actually able to pull off thoughtful essays But New York unfortunately hovers over far too much of this book the Contributors Notes list a staggering 15 15 authors living in the Empire State and perhaps whose residences aren t listed Maybe only one or two would ve sufficed editors this may come as a shock but much of the country isn t particularly interested in how New Yorkers picturedescribe the places they call home Predictably the one essay actually about New York Jonathan Franzen s mock interview thing is kind of irritating and forgettableBut these are complaints about a book I generally found to be uite enjoyable It also serves as a handy reference for state facts want to know the state bird of Arizona The year that Washington was admitted to the union and read pretty uickly for its considerable page count I was a little disappointed that the two states I cared most to read Pennsylvania and Colorado were a little underwhelming and so I was relieved to see that states I cared about but to a lesser degree Ohio the aforementioned West Virginia were so interesting and memorableRecommended but with a few reservations Popinjay Stairs year that Washington was admitted to the union and read pretty uickly for its considerable page count I was a little disappointed that the two states I cared most to read Pennsylvania and Colorado were a little underwhelming and so I was relieved to see that states I cared about but to a lesser degree Ohio the aforementioned West Virginia were so interesting and memorableRecommended but with a few reservations

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Read State by State ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free “A funny moving rousing collection greater than the sum of its excellent parts” New York Times Book Review Edited by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey State by State is a panoramic portrait of America and an appreciation of all fifty states and Washingto. Someone reviewed this as being written by authors native to each state and that is not the case which is perhaps the problem Another problem is that you can t find 50 Dave Eggers or Susan Orleans so you get some states with less than stellar or lazy writers Of the states I read Ohio and Illinois were lovelywell written with genuine love for the state as well as facts and information Iowa s essay my native state was written by someone who didn t seem to know anything about Iowa I think he was just visiting For instance how could you be in Iowa and have to LEARN the difference between field corn and sweet corn That s something Iowans are born knowing Just kidding but really come on Anyone at University of Iowa s writers school surely could have written something much much better Michigan s essay was sweet but written by someone who had only lived there a few years of his life Letters to Chloe you can t find 50 Dave Eggers or Susan Orleans so Ford County you get some states with less than stellar or lazy writers Of the states I read Ohio and Illinois were lovelywell written with genuine love for the state as well as facts and information Iowa s essay my native state was written by someone who didn t seem to know anything about Iowa I think he was just visiting For instance how could Johannes Cabal the Necromancer you be in Iowa and have to LEARN the difference between field corn and sweet corn That s something Iowans are born knowing Just kidding but really come on Anyone at University of Iowa s writers school surely could have written something much much better Michigan s essay was sweet but written by someone who had only lived there a few Academia Obscura years of his life

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Read State by State ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free And Alexander Payne  Inspired by the Depression era WPA guides and awarded an “A” grade by Entertainment Weekly these delightful essays on the American character deliver “the full plumage of American life in all its riotous glory” The New Yorker. It s going to hard for me to assess this book without sounding too gushing because it s probably my favorite book of the last year or two favorite is not to be confused with the best which it isn t If you feel ahistorical and disconnected from America and what it means and used to mean this book will change that at least temporarily and reintroduce you to the impossible America of literature Reading it is like going on the Great American Road Trip you never took with lots of wonderful lyrical descriptions and telling details It made me want to go pick up the old WPA guides to the states and dig through old issues of Life magazine and hop a boxcar to South Dakota not necessarily in that order Some other thoughts 1 I wish that of the essays were written by people who still lived in the states they wrote about It seems like every third essay is written by someone who lives in New York City and something feels wrong about a bunch of hip New York authors trying to capture the soul of the American heartland even if it is where they grew up 2 There is very little about the real population centers of the country in here As in the Senate the emptier states get disproportionate weight and even the chapters about the populous states focus on the emptier parts I m fine with this because it s not as though LA or New York or Miami is suffering from a lack of attention and most people reading this book are going to be coastal urbanite yuppies anyway 3 This book reminded me for the first time in a long time of just how important and mythic the Mississippi River used to be 4 The California Illinois Iowa Maine Massachusetts South Carolina chapters were my favorites Johannes Cabal the Necromancer year or two favorite is not to be confused with the best which it isn t If Academia Obscura you feel ahistorical and disconnected from America and what it means and used to mean this book will change that at least temporarily and reintroduce Wide eyed and Legless Inside the Tour De France A Sportspages Book you to the impossible America of literature Reading it is like going on the Great American Road Trip Il rogo di Berlino you never took with lots of wonderful lyrical descriptions and telling details It made me want to go pick up the old WPA guides to the states and dig through old issues of Life magazine and hop a boxcar to South Dakota not necessarily in that order Some other thoughts 1 I wish that of the essays were written by people who still lived in the states they wrote about It seems like every third essay is written by someone who lives in New York City and something feels wrong about a bunch of hip New York authors trying to capture the soul of the American heartland even if it is where they grew up 2 There is very little about the real population centers of the country in here As in the Senate the emptier states get disproportionate weight and even the chapters about the populous states focus on the emptier parts I m fine with this because it s not as though LA or New York or Miami is suffering from a lack of attention and most people reading this book are going to be coastal urbanite The Nightingale Girls yuppies anyway 3 This book reminded me for the first time in a long time of just how important and mythic the Mississippi River used to be 4 The California Illinois Iowa Maine Massachusetts South Carolina chapters were my favorites

  • Hardcover
  • 608
  • State by State
  • Matt Weiland
  • English
  • 10 February 2019
  • 9780061470905

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    Matt Weiland ì 5 Read Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ì Matt Weiland (PDF NEW) [State by State] ë Matt Weiland Someone reviewed this as being written by authors native to each state and that is not the case which is perhaps the problem Another problem is that you can't find 50 Dave Eggers or Susan Orleans so you get some s

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    Summary State by State (PDF NEW) [State by State] ë Matt Weiland Y’all this book is GREAT I normally don’t read things like this so I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it As you may know the book is a collection of 50 essays each written by a different author and each focused on a different state I chose to read the essays in the order they appear in the book alphabetical by state and I

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    Summary State by State Matt Weiland ì 5 Read (PDF NEW) [State by State] ë Matt Weiland State By State editors Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey had a neat idea here Inspired by the state guides produced by the Federal Writers Project in the 1930s Weiland and Wilsey set out to mimic that behemoth venture on a much smaller scale giving 51 Washington DC rightly gets a chapter different writers the opportunity to describe their personal experiences of a particular stateThe first thing that you need to know is tha

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    (PDF NEW) [State by State] ë Matt Weiland Matt Weiland ì 5 Read Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ì Matt Weiland This book is an anthology of 50 different writers each writing a non fiction piece about thier impressions of one of the 50 states Normally t

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    Summary State by State (PDF NEW) [State by State] ë Matt Weiland A predictably mixed bag such is always the case with multiple author collections like this based on an outstanding concept State by State A Panoramic Portrait of America provides 50 state essays think micro versions of the WPA guides from 50 authors plus a tacked on and boring conversation with Edward P Jones about Washington DCSome are br

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    Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ì Matt Weiland (PDF NEW) [State by State] ë Matt Weiland Matt Weiland ì 5 Read Yes Well I didn't read the whole thing I'll take the credit just the same You wanna fight about it?I was only interested in the little piece Vollmann has in here about California And it's betitled California not San Fransisco as Hemmingson unfortunately mistitles it in William T Vollmann An Annotated Bibliography Hemmingson's description is almost entirely wrong WTV expounds on California and a San Francisco SM brothel he visit

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    Matt Weiland ì 5 Read Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ì Matt Weiland (PDF NEW) [State by State] ë Matt Weiland Definitely a mixed bag as you can expect from an essay collection formed from the do whatever you want direction but the concept and high points make the whole thing just awesome

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    Summary State by State Matt Weiland ì 5 Read (PDF NEW) [State by State] ë Matt Weiland It's going to hard for me to assess this book without sounding too gushing because it's probably my favorite book of the last year or two favorite is not to be confused with the best which it isn't If you feel ahistorical and disconnected from America and what it means and used to mean this book will change that at least temporarily and reintroduce you to the impossible America of literature Reading it is like

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    (PDF NEW) [State by State] ë Matt Weiland State by State is a collection of 50 essays each by a different author each about a different state The project was inspired by the WPA American guide series from the 1930s and the essays range in style from memoir to travel essay to historical essay Some of the writers have always lived in the state they write about some

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    (PDF NEW) [State by State] ë Matt Weiland Summary State by State I was not aware of this book when it was published in 2008 but am really glad to have stumbled across it now working back from the essay on New York contributed by Jonathan Franzen and republished in his 2012 collection Farther Away

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