Book Birthdays, November 17: A Paris Review Anthology

Paris Review Unprofessionals coverAbout some new books born on November 17th--

We got an email from The Paris Review about their new anthology, The Unprofessionals. It seems suitably unprofessional to simply cut-and-paste their description:

"The last five years have seen a renaissance in American writing. Our anthology The Unprofessionals: New American Writing from The Paris Review is a snapshot of this renaissance—and a powerful defense of writing for the page. It presents thirty young Paris Review contributors, including Ben Lerner, Ottessa Moshfegh, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Sarah Manguso, and Zadie Smith, who are reshaping the way we read and write. This is our first anthology of new work in more than half a century—and it’s out today!"

Reiterating press releases is what we do here at

Also, Burt Reynolds and Timbaland both have memoirs out today. So, you know, run to your nearest bookstore.

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