This is a jam-packed assortment culled from the now out-of-print first ten issues of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern. Editor David Eggers has written plenty of fresh commentary specifically for this volume, so even if you are one of the tiny minority who already posses the first ten issues of MQC, you still might want to consider this one. Authors whose work grace this collection include Jonathan Lethem, Glen David Gold, A. M. Homes, David Foster Wallace, Dave Eggers, Amanda Davis, George Saunders, Paul Collins, and William T. Vollmann, as well as many talented newcomers.
Twenty-Three conversations and correspndences between a host of today's most engaging authors, including Zadie Smith talking with Ian McEwan; Jonathan Lethem talking with Paul Auster; Adam Thirlwell talking with Tom Stoppard; Susan Choi talking with Francisco Goldman; ZZ Packer talking with Edward P. Jones; Dave Eggers talking with David Foster Wallace; Julie Orringer talking with Tobias Wolff; and Ben Marcus talking with George Saunders. An excellent book for the morning commute and/or the lunchroom.