Nunc Scio Recommends: George Saunders

If you haven't read anything by George Saunders, you're missing out. His short stories are awesome, and his new book of essays, The Brain Dead Microphone, is the best non-fiction I've read this year. He manages to bring humanity back to discussions of hot-button issues like immigration, and makes a spot-on diagnosis of the stupidity plaguing our media system.

So, pick up one of his books. But in the meantime, here's a chapter from TBDM, 'The Optimist', performed as a bit of Internet theatre. It's done by The Sound of Young America:

Also, here's a clip of Saunders on The Colbert Report:

Great writer, interesting guy. Well worth the read.