If you have not ever looked at the McSweeny‘s website, you’re missing out. I was first introduced to this website by my husband, who also encouraged me to read A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by David Eggers. This is part of the blurb on their website:
McSweeney’s began in 1998 as a literary journal, edited by Dave Eggers, that published only works rejected by other magazines. But after the first issue, the journal began to publish pieces primarily written with McSweeney’s in mind. Since then, McSweeney’s has attracted works from some of the finest writers in the country, including Denis Johnson, William T. Vollmann, Rick Moody, Joyce Carol Oates, Heidi Julavits, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Chabon, Ben Marcus, Susan Straight, Roddy Doyle, T.C. Boyle, Steven Millhauser, Gabe Hudson, Robert Coover, Ann Beattie, and many others.
These are some of my holiday favorites (new and old):
|Stopping By Woods on a Bro-y Evening|
|The Twelve Days of Christmas*|
|The Corporate Christmas Party As Told By My Cocktails|
|Staff Editorial from the Who-Ville Picayune, January 1958|
|Donner Looks Back|
*Hilary Knight’s The Twelve Days of Christmas is one of the best versions in print.