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The Best American Magazine Writing 2010

Edited by The American Society of Magazine Editors; Introduction by Jon Meacham

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November, 2010
Paper, 520 pages,
ISBN: 978-0-231-15753-7
$16.95 / £11.95

Introduction, by Jon Meacham

Acknowledgments, by Sid Holt

The Deadly Choices at Memorial, by Sheri Fink

Still Life, by Skip Hollandsworth

Marc Dreier’s Crime of Destiny, by Bryan Burrough

The Last Abortion Doctor, by John H. Richardson

The Cost Conundrum, by Atul Guwande

A Death in Texas, by Tom Barry

Vanish, by Evan Ratliff

Out West, by Joe Wilkins

Theocracy and Its Discontents, by Fareed Zakaria

Lead Us Not Into Debt, by Megan McArdle

Bacon: The Other White Heat, by Theodore Gray

In Defense of Tourism, by Peter Jon Lindberg

Excerpts from For and Against Foreskin, by Michael Idov, Christopher Bonanos, and Hanna Rosin

There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute, by Tom Carson

War Games, by Steve Erickson

Suburban Ghetto, by Jonathan Dee

Obituary Columns: Danny La Rue, Benson, William Safire, by Ann Wroe

Top Ten State Fair Joys, by Garrison Keillor

The Man Who Never Was, by Mike Sager

Trial by Fire, by David Grann

Raw Water, by Wells Tower

And Yet . . . , by Mitch Albom

National Magazine Awards 2010 Finalists and Winners

National Magazine Awards 2010 Judges

ASME Board of Directors, 2010–2011


List of Contributors

Related Subjects

About the Author

The American Society of Magazine Editors is the principal organization for magazine journalists in the United States. ASME sponsors the National Magazine Awards in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.Jon Meacham is the former editor of Newsweek; he co-anchors Need to Know on PBS. His latest book, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Meacham is also the author of two additional New York Times best-sellers: American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation and Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship.

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