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Almond, Steve

Overview
Works: 34 works in 103 publications in 4 languages and 6,679 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Creative nonfiction  Biography  Epistolary fiction  Humorous fiction  Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Miscellanea  Short stories 
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 )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 944 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 )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 759 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 407 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
God bless America : stories by Steve Almond( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 390 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
My life in heavy metal : stories by Steve Almond( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and German and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of short fiction explores the relationships between young men and women in a cynical era
The best American mystery stories 2016 by Elizabeth George( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 226 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
Which brings me to you : a novel in confessions by Steve Almond( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 168 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
Best of the web 2008( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 37 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
Against football : one fan's reluctant manifesto by Steve Almond( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 37 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
Men undressed : women writers and the male sexual experience( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 21 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 Dear Sugar] by Cheryl Strayed( Recording )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 18 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 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories by Steve Almond( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 7 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
Vor Liebe wird gewarnt : Roman by Julianna Baggott( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock and roll will save your life : a book by and for the fanatics among us (with bitchin' soundtrack) by Steve Almond( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life" traces Almond's passion for "rawk" from his earliest (and most wretched) rock criticism to his eventual discovery of a music-crazed soul mate and their subsequent production of two little superfans. Along the way, Almond reflects on the delusional power of songs, the awkward mating habits of drooling fanatics, and why Depression Songs actually make us feel so much better. Includes a special free mix designed by the author, available online at www.stevenalmond.com
King of the Empty Kegs by Steve Almond( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour of the American candy business which explores the role candy plays in our lives as both source of pleasure and escape from pain
Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the website: The earliest recorded stories are war stories. Some forty thousand years ago, people painted their tales of hunting buffalo and elk and battling fellow humans on the walls of caves. As soon as we could put pen to paper, we recorded for posterity how armies crossed seas and mountains and deserts to clash swords with other men, for glory and in memory of the fallen. These are the stories that are passed down from generation to generation to generation. We may have forgotten how our great-great-grandparents met and fell in love, but we remember that our great-great-grandpa fought at the battle of Normandy. Everyone has a war story. Why? Because war equals conflict and conflict equals story. It has always fallen to our storytellers, poets, and reporters to show us who we are and help us make sense of the senseless. So it has been, so it will always be
Candyfreak : [a journey through the chocolate underbelly of America] by Steve Almond( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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. Part candy porn, part candy polemic, part social history, part confession, Candyfreak explores the role candy plays in our lives as both source of pleasure and escape from pain. By turns ecstatic, comic, and bittersweet, Candyfreak is the story of how Steve Almond grew up on candy--and how, for better and worse, candy has grown up too
ANTES DE TI / WHICH BRINGS ME TO YOU by Steve Almond( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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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 US-amerikanischer Autor

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Languages
English (85)

Spanish (4)

German (3)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The Evil B.B. Chow and other storiesGod bless America : storiesMy life in heavy metal : 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