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Floating Off The Page: The Best Stories from The Wall Street Journal's "Middle Column" 1 edition

Cover of: Floating Off The Page | Ken Wells
About the Book

The A-hed: The Wall Street Journal's magical center-column page one article is the best place in the world to study excellent writing. The nut graph, a writer's succinct argument for reading his piece, is practically demonstrated in A-hed articles.

Long-time Journal editor Ken Wells collected sixty-seven of the best A-hed's into this one little book. Stories boast titles that include, 'But Will the Klingons Understand Deuteronomy?', 'The Offal Truth', 'Roasted Porcupine and Basil, With a Hint of Tire Mark' and 'The Waning Days of Mr. Coke.'

Especially poignant is 1989's 'The Struggles of Otter 76', a recounting of how one wild animal was profoundly affected by the oil spill of the Exxon Valdez. Each article is a gem making this a very valuable collection.

Reviewed by J.David Knepper

1 edition First published in 2002

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Cover of: Floating off the page

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