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The Braindead Megaphone


Saunders, George, 1958-

(Paperback - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Braindead Megaphone
Penguin Putnam
From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

The breakout book from "the funniest writer in America"--not to mention an official "Genius"--his first nonfiction collection ever.

George Saunders's first foray into nonfiction is comprised of essays on literature, travel, and politics. At the core of this unique collection are Saunders's travel essays based on his trips to seek out the mysteries of the "Buddha Boy" of Nepal; to attempt to indulge in the extravagant pleasures of Dubai; and to join the exploits of the minutemen at the Mexican border. Saunders expertly navigates the works of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and Esther Forbes, and leads the reader across the rocky political landscape of modern America. Emblazoned with his trademark wit and singular vision, Saunders's endeavor into the art of the essay is testament to his exceptional range and ability as a writer and thinker.

From the author of Tenth of December...

Baker & Taylor
In a compilation of nonfiction essays, the author of In Persuasion Nation shares his thoughts on literature, politics, and travel, in a collection that includes his accounts of his attempts to sample the extravagant pleasures of Dubai, experiences with the minute men along the Mexican border, analyses of the modern American political landscape, and more. Original. 50,000 first printing.

& Taylor

In a compilation of nonfiction essays, the author shares his thoughts on literature, politics, and travel.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2007
Edition: 1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 159448256X
Branch Call Number: 818 Saunders
Characteristics: 257 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.


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George Saunders was interviewed on the CBC Radio program "Writers and Company" on the Sunday, March 3, 2013 program. To listen to the interview go to the CBC Radio web site and the "Writers and Company" page where a podcast is available for this date.


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