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Almond, Steve

Overview
Works: 54 works in 162 publications in 3 languages and 6,961 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographies  Creative nonfiction  Short stories  Epistolary fiction  Humorous fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  Interviews  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PS3601.L58, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Steve Almond
Against football : one fan's reluctant manifesto by Steve Almond( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 793 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
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 763 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
The Evil B.B. Chow and other stories by Steve Almond( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 417 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 )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of short fiction explores the relationships between young men and women in a cynical era
Bad stories : what the hell just happened to our country by Steve Almond( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 370 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"--
God bless America : stories by Steve Almond( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 333 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 312 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( )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 167 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 104 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( )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 53 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
Mad ducks and bears : Football revisited by George Plimpton( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Mad Duck 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
Bad stories : toward a unified theory of how it all came apart by Steve Almond( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 35 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"--
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 21 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
American fiction. the best unpublished short stories by emerging writers( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 13 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
Candyfreak : confessions of a chocoholic by Steve Almond( Book )

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

Not that you asked : rants, exploits, and obsessions by Steve Almond( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does Steve Almond get himself into so much trouble? Could it be his incessant moralizing? His generally poor posture? The fact that he was raised by a pack of wolves? Frankly, we haven't got a clue. What we do know is that Almond has a knack for converting his dustups into essays that are both funny and furious. In (Not that You Asked), he squares off against Sean Hannity on national TV, nearly gets arrested for stealing "Sta-Hard" gel from his local pharmacy, and winds up in Boston, where he quickly enrages the entire population of the Red Sox Nation. Almond is, as they say in Yiddish, a tummler. Almond on personal grooming: "Why, exactly, did I feel it would be 'sexy' and 'hot' to have my girlfriend wax my chest? I can offer no good answer to this question today. I could offer no good answer at the time." On sports: "To be a fan is to live in a condition of willed helplessness. We are (for the most part) men who sit around and watch other men run and leap and sweat and grapple each other. It is a deeply homoerotic pattern of conduct, often interracial in nature, and essentially humiliating." On popular culture: "I have never actually owned a TV, a fact I mention whenever possible, in the hopes that it will make me seem noble and possibly lead to oral sex." On his literary hero, Kurt Vonnegut: "His books perform the greatest feat of alchemy known to man: the conversion of grief into laughter by means of courageous imagination." On religion: "Every year, when Chanukah season rolled around, my brothers and I would make the suburban pilgrimage to the home of our grandparents, where we would ring in the holiday with a big, juicy Chanukah ham." The essays in (Not that You Asked) will make you laugh out loud, or, maybe just as likely, hurl the book across the room. Either way, you'll find Steve Almond savagely entertaining. Not that you asked. "A pop-culture-saturated intellectual, a kindly grouch, vitriolic Boston Red Sox hater, neurotic new father and Kurt Vonnegut fanatic ... [Almond] scores big in every chapter of this must-have collection. Biting humor, honesty, smarts and heart: Vonnegut himself would have been proud."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From the Hardcover edition
Dedicated to the People of Darfur : Writings on Fear, Risk, and Hope( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life's changes. They happen every day. Some large, some small. A few are very personal. Others impact the world. Dedicated to the People of Darfur: Writings on Fear, Risk, and Hope includes original and inspiring essays that celebrate the glories gained from taking risks, breaking down barriers, and overcoming any obstacles. Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, a gallery of O.Henry award recipients, and many best-selling authors come together to share personal and compelling challenges and experiences. From contemplations on past drug use to reflections on gun control, social justice, passion and its sacrifices, and adventures such as skydiving, mountain climbing, and golfing, the topics vary greatly. This kaleidoscopic anthology is a commentary on the lives of prominent literary artists and ordinary citizens who have made simple, yet powerful choices that provoked change in one's self and for humanityùmuch the same way that Luke and Jennifer Reynolds do by building this invaluable collection for readers and the world of human rights. Not too long ago, as struggling graduate students, Luke and Jennifer Reynolds conceived this uniquely themed volume as a way to raise funds to support ending the genocide in Darfur. Some people carry signs, others make speeches, many take action. What is most special about this book is that it extends beyond words and ideas, into a tangible effort to effect change. To this end, all royalties from the sales of Dedicated to the People of Darfur:Writings on Fear, Risk, and Hope will benefit The Save Darfur Coalition, an organization that seeks to end the genocide in Darfur, Sudan
Candyfreak : [a journey through the chocolate underbelly of America] by Steve Almond( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 5 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. 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
 
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Which brings me to you : a novel in confessions
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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 chocoholicNot that you asked : rants, exploits, and obsessions
Alternative Names
Steve Almond American writer

Steve Almond Amerikaans schrijver

Steve Almond écrivain américain

Steve Almond escriptor estatunidenc

Steve Almond escritor estadounidense

Steve Almond scríbhneoir Meiriceánach

Steve Almond scrittore statunitense

Steve Almond US-amerikanischer Autor

Steve Almond yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

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Languages
English (125)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (1)