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Thanks to a legion of disciples, many of them prominent writers (along with Tom Hanks, who recommended the book in a Time interview), “Stoner” became the Little Novel That Could.
—Steve Almond on Stoner in The New York Times Magazine, May 11, 2014

Since Steve Almond is too shy to give himself credit, we will do it for him: he’s most certainly one of those vocal writers who championed Stoner when nearly everyone had forgotten it.* Here he is in Tin House in 2003 (the essay was reprinted in The Rumpus in 2009). Thank you Steve Almond for being one of the few contemporary writers we could snag a back-cover blurb from in 2006 and thank you for not shutting up about your love of the book since!
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*Another notable exception is bookseller extraordinaire John Crawford of Crawford Doyle in NYC.

    Thanks to a legion of disciples, many of them prominent writers (along with Tom Hanks, who recommended the book in a Time interview), “Stoner” became the Little Novel That Could.

    —Steve Almond on Stoner in The New York Times Magazine, May 11, 2014

    Since Steve Almond is too shy to give himself credit, we will do it for him: he’s most certainly one of those vocal writers who championed Stoner when nearly everyone had forgotten it.* Here he is in Tin House in 2003 (the essay was reprinted in The Rumpus in 2009). Thank you Steve Almond for being one of the few contemporary writers we could snag a back-cover blurb from in 2006 and thank you for not shutting up about your love of the book since!

    Do you have a picture of an NYRB Classic with coffee or tea? Send it to this address and we’ll post it here (making you an honorary member of the Classics and Coffee Club).

    *Another notable exception is bookseller extraordinaire John Crawford of Crawford Doyle in NYC.

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