Books The Future Dictionary of Right Now
posted by November 5 at 12:29 PMon
Slog tipper Maggie informs us that today, to celebrate the election, McSweeney’s is offering up The Future Dictionary of America for free.
The Dictionary was produced as a fundraiser for the election in 2004. It’s a collection of short dictionary entries written by authors like Ryan Boudinot, Stephen King, Jonathan Safran Foer, Kurt Vonnegut, Sarah Vowell, Colson Whitehead, Paul Auster, Dave Eggers, and Aimee Bender. And there’s also a CD in the book, with songs by Elliott Smith, Death Cab for Cutie, and Tom Waits, among others. It was an entertaining, if uneven book, but it is totally worth the freeness. Maybe also you should give McSweeney’s a little bit of love by picking up a few other titles, too.