The Future Dictionary of America

The Future Dictionary of America

A Book to Benefit Progressive Causes in the 2004 Elections Featuring Over 170 of America's Best Writers and Artists

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Presents an updated collection of hypothetical and satirical terms and phrases that may come into use sometime in a utopian future world, featuring contributions by Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Olen Butler, Jonathan Franzen, Edwidge Danticat, Art Spiegelman, Julia Alvarez, and others.

Perseus Publishing
This book was conceived by Jonathan Safran Foer, Dave Eggers, Nicole Krauss, and the staff of McSweeney's as a way to bring over a hundred authors together to promote progressive causes in the November 2004 election. An imagining of what a dictionary might look like about thirty years hence, when the world's problems are solved and our current president is a distant memory, the book is by turns funny, outraged, utopian, and dyspeptic. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to a mix of political organizations to support progressive candidates in the upcoming elections.

Over 150 writers contributed to the book, including: Stephen King, Robert Olen Butler, Glen David Gold, Richard Powers, Susan Straight, Sarah Vowell, Billy Collins, C.K. Williams, Colson Whitehead, Donald Antrim, Jonathan Franzen, Edwidge Danticat, Edward Hirsch, Joyce Carol Oates, Katha Pollitt, Padgett Powell, Paul Auster, Anthony Swofford, Julia Alvarez, Susan Choi, Jim Shepard, Aimee Bender, and Art Spiegelman.

Released in partnership with Barsuk Records, the book will include a CD compilation, with exclusive songs by the best musicians working. Among them: David Byrne, R.E.M., Death Cab for Cutie, Sleater-Kinney, Flaming Lips, Tom Waits, Bright Eyes, They Might Be Giants, Nada Surf, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

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Presents a collection of hypothetical and satirical terms and phrases that may be sometime in the future, when the Bush administration is not in power.

Publisher: [San Francisco] : McSweeney's Books ; [Seattle] : Barsuk Records, c2004
ISBN: 1932416420
Branch Call Number: 973.930207 FUT
E902 .F88 2004
Characteristics: xi, 208 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm. + 1 sound disc (78 min., 20 sec. : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Foer, Jonathan Safran 1977-


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