In this vast world of cultural offerings, we would be lost without our curators that are so vital in separating the wheat from the chaf. For the generalist who finds virtually any subject matter worth reading about so long as it’s well-written about, PopMatters recommends what we believe are the best of these Best of 2008 books. Edited by Adam Gopnik, Salman Rushdie, Holly Hughes, Jerome Groopman and Anthony Bourdain, respectively, these five books represent the most delicious literary offerings from 2008’s crowded table of ‘Best of’s. The perpetually curious intellectual in your life will savor these books throughout the year.
The Best American Essays 2008 (The Best American Series)
The Best American Travel Writing 2008 (The Best American Series)
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2008 (The Best American Series)
The Best American Science Writing 2008