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Sideways Reviews: John Proctor’s Best American Essays Series

John Proctor is the Assistant Editor, Reviews Gone Sideways.

He’s reading one volume of The Best American Essays a month for the next two years. He also teaches at Manhattanville College and holds an MFA from VCFA. John lives in Brooklyn with his wife and children.

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We Are Not Alone
on selected essays
BAE 2002

 

Out of Time
on “America, Look at Your Shame!” by James Agee
and “Amor Perdida” by Tennessee Williams
BAE 2004

 

A Charming Combination
on “The Habit” by Francis Spufford
and “The Love of My Life” by Cheryl Strayed
BAE 2003

Beads, Fabric, and Yarn
on selected essays
BAE 2004, 2005, & 2008

 


The Two Sides of Albert Goldbarth

on “Everybody’s Nickname”

by Albert Goldbarth

BAE
 2008


I’ll Be the Moon
on “You Be the Moon”
by Amy Leach
BAE 2009

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The Dearth of the Eulogy
on selected essays
BAE 2010

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The Cycle of Cool
on “Against Cool”
by Rick Moody
BAE 2004

A Crush
on “Joyas Voladoras”
by Brian Doyle
BAE 2005

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