State By State: A Panoramic Portrait of America by Matt WeilandState By State: A Panoramic Portrait of America by Matt Weiland

State By State: A Panoramic Portrait of America

byMatt Weiland

Paperback | September 29, 2009

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“A funny, moving, rousing collection, greater than the sum of its excellent parts.” <_o3a_p>

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Edited by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey, State by State is a panoramic portrait of <_st13a_country-region _w3a_st="on">America and an appreciation of all fifty states (and <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_city _w3a_st="on">Washington, <_st13a_state _w3a_st="on">D.C.) 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, S.E. Hinton, Dave Eggers, Myla Goldberg, Rick Moody, 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). <_o3a_p>

Matt Weiland is the Deputy Editor ofThe Paris Review. He has been an editor atGranta,The BafflerandThe New Press, and he oversaw a documentary radio unit at NPR. His writing has appeared in theNew York Times Book Review,New York Observer,The NationandThe New Republic. He is the co-editor, with Sean Wilsey, ofThe Thinking Fan's Guide to...
Title:State By State: A Panoramic Portrait of AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.22 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061470910

ISBN - 13:9780061470912

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from 50 POVs on the USA All states are covered by 50 different writers and somehow it all works. Way more hits than misses. the misses are more the ones written by, say, a transplanted Midwesterner writing about their home state. I much preferred the ones by people still living in their home states.
Date published: 2016-12-16

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“Ideal nightstand reading and a welcome reminder of the pluribus behind the unum.”