Living on the Edge of the World

Mobsters. Big hair. The smelly Turnpike. The poor cousin of its glittering neighbor Manhattan. Could that really be all there is to New Jersey? In Living on the Edge of the World, the best and brightest young writers from the much maligned state answer back with edgy, irreverent pieces of nonfiction paying tribute to New Jersey’s unique place in the cultural consciousness.

A celebration of all that’s weird and wonderful about the Garden State—including Bruce Springsteen, the Nets, the Jersey Devil, the films of Kevin Smith, and Great Adventure—Living on the Edge of the World will have New Jerseyans everywhere ready to stand and be counted.

Original essays by writers such as Frederick Reiken, Caroline Leavitt, Lauren Grodstein, Askold Melnyczuk, Kathleen DeMarco, Adam Lowenstein, and others!