The awesome editors at Esquire just put together a link of “The Seven Greatest Stories in the History of Esquire Magazine… in Full” which is exactly what it sounds like. If you click on the link above you can get to the full versions of these articles. The links in the list below just go to other information about the stories and authors.
- “The School” by C.J. Chivers (June 2006)
- “The Falling Man” by Tom Junod (September 2003)
- “What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?” by Richard Ben Cramer (June 1986)
- “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold” by Gay Talese (April 1966)
- “M” by John Sack (October 1966)
- “The Last American Hero Is Junior Johnson. Yes!” by Tom Wolfe (March 1965)
- “Superman Comes to the Supermarket” by Norman Mailer (November 1960)
It’s cool that four of the seven were written during the peak years of the New Journalism movement. I’ve only read #4, but have talked about #7 in a class and know a little bit about #6. Both #1 and #2 sound really powerful, and I’m looking forward to reading them when I have some time.
Have you read any of these? Do any look particularly intriguing?