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Almond, Steve

Overview
Works: 43 works in 136 publications in 4 languages and 6,851 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Creative nonfiction  Epistolary fiction  Short stories  Humorous fiction  Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3601.L58, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Steve Almond
Which brings me to you : a novel in confessions by Steve Almond( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two rambunctious, romantic flameouts. One boring wedding. One heated embrace in a quiet coatroom. This is not exactly the recipe for true love. John and Jane's lusty encounter at a friend's wedding isn't really the beginning of anything with any weight to it; even they know that. When they manage to pull back, it occurs to them that they might start this whole thing over properly. They might try getting to know one another first, through letters. What follows is a series of traded confessions?of their messy histories, their past errors, their big loves, their flaws, and their passions. Each love affair, confessed as honestly as possible, reveals the ways in which Jane and John have grown and changed?or not changed?over the years; the people they've hurt, the ones still bruised. The ones who bruised them. Where all of this soul-baring will take them is the burning question behind every letter?a question that can only be answered when they meet again, finally, in the flesh."--Publisher's description
Against football : one fan's reluctant manifesto by Steve Almond( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that not only is American football hazardous to players' health, and especially to their brains, but also that American support of the sport encourages violence, prejudices, and other ethically troubling behavior
The Evil B.B. Chow and other stories by Steve Almond( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Almond returns with his second short-story collection. Once again he has produced a funny, bracing, sometimes shocking, always imaginative collection of stories and characters: a young magazine editor enduring a bizarre blind date; a couple who are sure that they have been given implants by space aliens; a young boy desperate to please his father with his baseball prowess, who ends up fatally wounding another boy during a game; a creative-writing teacher struggling to resist his seductive student
My life in heavy metal : stories by Steve Almond( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of short fiction explores the relationships between young men and women in a cynical era
God bless America : stories by Steve Almond( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A meditation on the American Dream and its discontents. In his most ambitious collection yet, Almond offers a comic and forlorn portrait of these United States: our lust for fame, our racial tensions, the toll of perpetual war, and the pursuit of romantic happiness
The best American mystery stories 2016( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 is a feast of both literary crime and hard-boiled detection, featuring a seemingly innocent murderer, a drug dealer in love, a drunken prank gone terribly wrong, and plenty of other surprising twists and turns
Bad stories : what the hell just happened to our country by Steve Almond( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, this "is Almond's effort to make sense of our historical moment, to connect certain dots that go unconnected amid the deluge of hot takes and think pieces. Almond looks to literary voices--from Melville to Orwell, from Bradbury to Baldwin--to help explain the roots of [what he sees as] our moral erosion as a people"--
Which brings me to you : a novel in confessions by Steve Almond( )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a fiery encounter at a wedding, John and Jane decide to take it slow and get to know each other. As they relay their pasts to each other, they chronicle old flames and reveal that they have both changed immensely over the years
It's alive! : classic horror and sci-fi movie posters from the Kirk Hammett Collection( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kirk Hammett, best known as the guitarist of the rock band Metallica, is also an avid collector of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition features 135 works that provide insight into the evolution of horror and sci-fi films and how they have played upon contemporary societal fears. Hammett acknowledges his poster collection as a source of inspiration for his own musical creativity. The exhibition features film posters as well as collectible electric guitars, monster masks and sculptures."--
Against football : one fan's reluctant manifesto by Steve Almond( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Against Football, Steve Almond details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves. Using a synthesis of memoir, reportage, and cultural critique, Almond asks a series of provocative questions: Does our addiction to football foster a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and homophobia? What does it mean that our society has transmuted the intuitive physical joys of childhood-run, leap, throw, tackle-into a billion-dollar industry? How did a sport that causes brain damage become such an important emblem for our institutions of higher learning? There has never been a book that exposes the dark underside of America's favorite game with such searing candor
Best of the web 2008( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best of the Web is a wide-ranging anthology of writings from online magazines which includes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction
Men undressed : women writers and the male sexual experience( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women writers imagine all things sexual from the point of view of male characters--Cover pg. [4]
Tiny beautiful things : advice on love and life from someone who's been there by Cheryl Strayed( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you, you lose a family member, you can't pay the bills. But it can be pretty great, too: you've had the hottest sex of your life, you get that plum job, you muster the courage to write your novel. Everyday across the world, people go through the full and glorious gamut of life, but sometimes, a little advice is needed
Candyfreak : confessions of a chocoholic by Steve Almond( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mad ducks and bears : Football revisited by George Plimpton( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Plimpton's follow-up to Paper Lion, one of his personal favorites among his classic books-now repackaged and including a foreword from Steve Almond and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton archives. In MAD DUCKS AND BEARS, George Plimpton's engaging companion to Paper Lion, Plimpton focuses on two of the most entertaining and roguish linemen and former teammates-Alex Karras ("Mad Ducks") and John Gordy ("Bears"), both of whom went on to achieve brilliant post-football success. A more reflective, less madcap book than Plimpton's other work, MAD DUCKS AND BEARS is no less truthful and searching. In this fond exploration of football's values and follies, Plimpton rejoins his two teammates to discuss their careers in this brutal but captivating game. The result is an astute exploration into the fascinating lives and motivations of the players at home, in the locker room, and on the field
Bad stories : toward a unified theory of how it all came apart by Steve Almond( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like a lot of Americans, Steve Almond spent the weeks after the 2016 election lying awake, in a state of dread and bewilderment. The problem wasn't just the election, but the fact that nobody could explain, in any sort of coherent way, why America had elected a cruel, corrupt, and incompetent man to the Presidency. Bad Stories: Toward a Unified Theory of How It All Came Apart is Almond's effort to make sense of our historical moment, to connect certain dots that go unconnected amid the deluge of hot takes and think pieces. Almond looks to literary voices--from Melville to Orwell, from Bradbury to Baldwin--to help explain the roots of our moral erosion as a people. The book argues that Trumpism is a bad outcome arising directly from the bad stories we tell ourselves. To understand how we got here, we have to confront our cultural delusions: our obsession with entertainment, sports, and political parody, the degeneration of our free press into a for-profit industry, our enduring pathologies of race, class, immigration, and tribalism. Bad Stories is a lamentation aimed at providing clarity. It's the book you can pass along to an anguished fellow traveler with the promise, This will help you understand what the hell happened to our country"--
American fiction. the best unpublished short stories by emerging writers( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-one new and emerging authors weave in their stories the harsh, yet wonderful, realities of daily life. The diverse American characters and writers within these pages explore the lives of a young girl hoping to cure her father's cancer, a garbage man discovering a horrible secret on his route, and a young bicycling fanatic's friend going missing, among others
Vor Liebe wird gewarnt : Roman by Julianna Baggott( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candyfreak : [a journey through the chocolate underbelly of America] by Steve Almond( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps you remember The Marathon, Oompahs, Bit-O-Choc, or Kit Kat Dark. Where did they go? Driven by his obsession, stubborn idealism, and the promise of free candy, self-confessed candyfreak Steve Almond takes off on a quest to discover candy's origins in America, to explore little companies that continue to get by on pluck and perseverance, and to witness the glorious excess of candy manufacturing. By turns ecstatic, comic, and bittersweet, Candyfreak is the story of how Steve Almond grew up on candyand how, for better and worse, candy has grown up too
Stories by Steve Almond( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of short stories explores the lives of young men in their twenties and thirties: their confusions, their obsessions, their emotional complexities
 
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Which brings me to you : a novel in confessions
Alternative Names
Steve Almond American writer

Steve Almond Amerikaans schrijver

Steve Almond écrivain américain

Steve Almond escritor estadounidense

Steve Almond US-amerikanischer Autor

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Languages
English (113)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (1)

German (1)

Covers
The Evil B.B. Chow and other storiesMy life in heavy metal : storiesGod bless America : storiesWhich brings me to you : a novel in confessionsBest of the web 2008Men undressed : women writers and the male sexual experienceCandyfreak : confessions of a chocoholicStories