Best of 2012: Essays
American Vespers: The Ebbing of the Body Politic
A writer considers America as he dies.
In Which We Don't Do Coke in the Bathroom of the Restaurant
On waiting tables.
Confessions of an Ex-Mormon
A personal history of “America’s most misunderstood religion.”
How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: A Remembrance
Guns, race, and childhood in Mississippi.
On the shifting nature of time.