Normally collections of essays are pretty much hit and miss campaigns; sometimes they are good, but usually they are not. This years 2007's "The Best American Essays" is edited by David Foster Wallace. If you have never heard of read Wallace, then stop reading this blog and go get yourself familar. Wallace is by far one of the most talented writers of this generation. If he can pick a good essay as well as he can write one, then I'm sure you will be in for one heck of a ride. The book is already out, so look for it today at your local library or bookstore.
Also, if your are a fan of Wallace, look for "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men" to hit movie screens across the country soon. It's directed by John Krasinski (Jim on "The Office")