This book is about the size of a brick and is too heavy and impractical to commute with It lives on my nightstand I ll finish it eventually bought 5 15 09. Don t really like the way this one is put together, and a lot of it is crap But many of the essays are still pretty damned good. Great writing comes in many forms, and reading it is refreshing and helpful in improving my writing abilities. A few clunkers, but overall an excellent collection of great magazine writing mostly exceptional and very worthwhile small capsules of other time periods and snippets of folks lives. This is my favorite airplane book and full of great writing the title doesn t lie Writers from the past fifty years expousing on subjects from the 20 secret of the universe to the trials of small breasts Just pick a piece and enjoy. Esquire Established A Reputation For Publishing The Most Adventurous, Groundbreaking Non Fiction In America, And This Remarkable Collection Of Than 50 Articles Is A Testament To That Quality W H Auden, James Baldwin, Gore Vidal, John Gardner, Gloria Steinem, Tom Wolfe, And Gay Talese Are Among The Legendary Writers Offered.