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The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 1 by Lee Gutkind
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Jan 03, 2008

really liked it
Read in December, 2007

Sometimes I get bored reading nonfiction- but this book lived up to its name. I really enjoyed Eula Biss' "The Pain Scale" (comparing her experience of chronic pain to the numeric "pain scale" they use to quantify pain in medical settings), Rebecca Skloot's "The Truth about Cops and Dogs" (her investigation into a pack of abused wild dogs that tore her pet dog to pieces and terrorized her Manhattan neighborhood), and Heather Sellers' "Tell Me Again Who Are You?" (describing her attempt to be formally diagnosed with prosopagnosia, or "face blindness," that makes it almost impossible for her to recognize or tell people apart).

Some entries are included in a "techie" font to indicate that they were pulled from blogs, which seems like a weird choice to me; if the editor thought they were worthy of inclusion, why set them off as different?
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