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If you're one of the millions of Americans lying awake at night, asking yourself, How did we get here? you need to read Bad Stories. In a short, sharp lamentation, New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond explains why the election of a cruel con artist was not only possible, but inevitable.
About the Author
Steve Almond is the author of eight books of fiction and nonfiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His short stories have been anthologized widely, in the Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Erotica, and Best American Mysteries series. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. He teaches at the Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard, and hosts the New York Times podcast “Dear Sugars” with fellow writer Cheryl Strayed.
"A worthwhile foray into understanding and responding to the Trump era"--Publishers Weekly
"Staggeringly good. . . . This is straight journalism at it's best."--Betsy Robinson, author of The Last Will & Testament of Zelda McFigg
"In the words of W.E.B. Du Bois, we – not just Americans – must give up the “fear of the Truth, [the] childish belief in the efficacy of lies as a method of human uplift.” This, ultimately, is “Bad Stories”’ anguished call."—Christine Mungai, Nieman Storyboard