The Best American Essays 2006 - Lauren Slater, Robert Atwan
Essays I found particularly notable: Laurie Abraham - "Kinsey and Me"; Emily Bernard - "Teaching the N-Word"; Ken Chen - "City Out of Breath"; Eugene Goodheart - "Whistling in the Dark"; Kim Dana Kupperman - "Relief"; Michele Morano - "Grammar Lessons: The Subjunctive"; Sam Pickering - "George"; David Rieff - "Illness as More Than Metaphor"; Oliver Sacks - "Recalled to Life"; Peter Selgin - "Confessions of a Left-Handed Man"; Alan Shapiro - "Why Write?"; Marjorie Williams - "A Matter of Life and Death"