Table of Contents
Raymond Carver, "My Father's Life". Richard Selzer, "Imelda," from Letters to a Young Doctor. Fritz Peters from Boyhood with Gurdjieff.
E. M. Forster, "My Wood" from Abinger Harvest. William Zinsser, "Niagara Falls," from American Places. E. B. White, "Once More to the Lake" from One Man's Meat.
Alice Walker, "Am I Blue?" from Living By The Word: Selected Writings 1973-1987. George Orwell, "Shooting An Elephant" from Shooting an Elephant and Other Essays. Claire McCarthy, "Dog Lab", from Learning How the Heart Beats.
Umberto Eco, "How Not to Use the Fax Machine" and "How Not to Use the Cellular Phone," from How to Travel with a Salmon & Other Essays. Marie Winn, "Family Life", from The Plug-In Drug, Revised and Updated–25th Anniversary Edition. John Perry Barlow, "Cyberhood vs. Neighborhood."
Deborah Tannen, "Sex, Lies and Conversation." Richard Rodriguez from Hunger of Memory. Helen Keller, "The Day Language Came Into My Life," from Story of My Life.
Malcolm Gladwell, "The Coolhunt." Roy F. Fox, from Media Speak: Three American Voices. Jennifer Pozner, "You're Soaking in it."