Esquire used to be one of my favorite magazine subscriptions, but then out of sheer laziness I let it run out and haven’t bothered to send a new subscription card in. That was like five years ago. Can’t say I’ve really missed it, but I do remembered enjoying it greatly.
Anyway, the magazine has selected it’s Seven Greatest Stories and have been nice enough to supply full text! Woot! Woot!
Among the stories you’ll find are: Tom Junod’s “Falling Man” (2003), Gay Talese’s “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold” (1966), C.J. River’s “The School” (2006), Richard Ben Cramer’s “What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?” (1986), Tom Wolfe’s “The Last American Hero is Junior Johnson. Yes!” (1965), John Sack’s “M” (1965) and Norman Mailer’s “Superman Comes to the Supermarket” (1960).
Maybe it’s time to renew that subscription. I’ve read all of these pieces at one time or another and can’t recommend them highly enough.