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The Secret Society of Demolition Writers

Aimee Bender

What would you write if no one knew who you were? In the spirit of the demolition derby, where drivers take heedless risks with reckless abandon, welcome to the first convocation of the Secret Society of Demolition Writers. Here is a one-of-a-kind collection by famous authors writing anonymously-and dangerously. With the usual concerns about reputations and renown cast aside, these twelve daredevils have each contributed an extreme, no-holds-barred unsigned story, each shining as brightly and urgently as hazard lights. Unconventional and unapologetic, this publishing equivalent of a whodunit features an eclectic group of fictional characters, including a delusional schizophrenic narrator, an egg donor with second thoughts about her decision, a pharmacist who forms a weird crush on a woman who beat both of her parents to death, and a little girl who understands that an old safe is the threshold to another, ghostly, world. Equally diverse and surprising are the authors themselves: Aimee Bender, Benjamin Cheever, Michael Connelly, Sebastian Junger, Elizabeth McCracken, Rosie O'Donnell, Chris Offutt, Anna Quindlen, John Burnham Schwartz, Alice Sebold, Lauren Slater, and Marc Parent, the editor of the collection. Never before has such a wide-ranging and talented group of authors been assembled to such explosive and entertaining effect. The Secret Society of Demolition Writers is an intriguing puzzle in itself, but it's also an important addition to the careers of some of our finest storytellers-even if we never really know who wrote what. Its boundary-smashing fiction offers exhilarating proof that for an artist, withholding your identity can mean gaining your freedom.

What would you write if no one knew who you were? In the spirit of the demolition derby, where drivers take heedless risks with reckless abandon, welcome to the first convocation of the Secret Society of Demolition Writers. Here is a one-of-a-kind collection by famous authors writing anonymously-and dangerously. With the usual concerns about reputations and renown cast aside, these twelve daredevils have each contributed an extreme, no-holds-barred unsigned story, each shining as brightly and urgently as hazard lights. Unconventional and unapologetic, this publishing equivalent of a whodunit features an eclectic group of fictional characters, including a delusional schizophrenic narrator, an egg donor with second thoughts about her decision, a pharmacist who forms a weird crush on a woman who beat both of her parents to death, and a little girl who understands that an old safe is the threshold to another, ghostly, world. Equally diverse and surprising are the authors themselves: Aimee Bender, Benjamin Cheever, Michael Connelly, Sebastian Junger, Elizabeth McCracken, Rosie O'Donnell, Chris Offutt, Anna Quindlen, John Burnham Schwartz, Alice Sebold, Lauren Slater, and Marc Parent, the editor of the collection. Never before has such a wide-ranging and talented group of authors been assembled to such explosive and entertaining effect. The Secret Society of Demolition Writers is an intriguing puzzle in itself, but it's also an important addition to the careers of some of our finest storytellers-even if we never really know who wrote what. Its boundary-smashing fiction offers exhilarating proof that for an artist, withholding your identity can mean gaining your freedom.
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What would you write if no one knew who you were? In the spirit of the demolition derby, where drivers take heedless risks with reckless abandon, welcome to the first convocation of the Secret Society of Demolition Writers. Here is a one-of-a-kind collection by famous authors writing anonymously-and dangerously. With the usual concerns about reputations and renown cast aside, these twelve daredevils have each contributed an extreme, no-holds-barred unsigned story, each shining as brightly and urgently as hazard lights. Unconventional and unapologetic, this publishing equivalent of a whodunit features an eclectic group of fictional characters, including a delusional schizophrenic narrator, an egg donor with second thoughts about her decision, a pharmacist who forms a weird crush on a woman who beat both of her parents to death, and a little girl who understands that an old safe is the threshold to another, ghostly, world. Equally diverse and surprising are the authors themselves: Aimee Bender, Benjamin Cheever, Michael Connelly, Sebastian Junger, Elizabeth McCracken, Rosie O'Donnell, Chris Offutt, Anna Quindlen, John Burnham Schwartz, Alice Sebold, Lauren Slater, and Marc Parent, the editor of the collection. Never before has such a wide-ranging and talented group of authors been assembled to such explosive and entertaining effect. The Secret Society of Demolition Writers is an intriguing puzzle in itself, but it's also an important addition to the careers of some of our finest storytellers-even if we never really know who wrote what. Its boundary-smashing fiction offers exhilarating proof that for an artist, withholding your identity can mean gaining your freedom.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alice Sebold, Anna Quindlen, Benjamin Cheever, Chris Offutt, Elizabeth McCracken, John Burnham Schwartz, Lauren Slater, Marc Parent, Michael Connelly, Rosie O'Donnell, Sebastian Junger, Alan Sklar, Ellen Archer

Length:

7h 29m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:54


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:42


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:05


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:16


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:09


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:17


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:04


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:03


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:46


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:23


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:30


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:59


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:34


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:41


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:43


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:36


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:26


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:00


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:50


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:05


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:56


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:48


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:53


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:06


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:05


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:00


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:13


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:04


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:03


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:09


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:29


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:47


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:01


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:54


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:53


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:03


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:55


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:43


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:57


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:55


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:50


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:32