State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America

by Matt Weiland, Sean Wilsey, Myla Goldberg, Anthony Bourdain, Jonathan Franzen, S.E. Hinton, Louise Erdrich, Jhumpa Lahiri, David Rakoff, Susan Orlean, Tony Horwitz, Alexandra Fuller, Anthony Doerr, Ha Jin, Dave Eggers, Sarah Vowell

Editors Sean Wilsey and Matt Weiland have turned to 50 of the finest, funniest, and foremost writers in America to create a state by state celebration of their country: Jonathan Franzen on New York, Louise Erdrich on North Dakota, Dave Eggers on Illinois, Ann Patchett on Tennessee, Jhumpa Lahiri on Rhode Island-the list goeson.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 608 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.76 out of 5
  • Published September 16th 2008 by Ecco
  • Original Title: State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America
  • ISBN: 0061470902 (ISBN13: 9780061470905)
  • Edition Language: English

Editors Sean Wilsey and Matt Weiland have turned to 50 of the finest, funniest, and foremost writers in America to create a state by state celebration of their country: Jonathan Franzen on New York, Louise Erdrich on North Dakota, Dave Eggers on Illinois, Ann Patchett on Tennessee, Jhumpa Lahiri on Rhode Island-the list goes on. At turns poignant and hysterical, and uniformly insightful, these fifty writers capture the beauty, the kitsch, the unexpected and the quintessential things that make America. There is something and someone in “State by State” for everyone. With a roster of bestsellers and award winners, from Ann Patchett to Rick Moody to Myla Goldberg, Wilsey and Weiland have culled the best of the best from the literary creme de la creme to write on something all Americans are interested in: our country.