Books by Steve Almond

Steve Almond was raised in Palo Alto, California, aka The Town Where God Will Retire. He spent seven years as a newspaper reporter, mostly in El Paso and Miami. He has been writing fiction for the last eight years. His work can be found in a whole bunch o


GOD BLESS AMERICA by Steve Almond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Almond's stories range from the hilarious to the poignant—and he's able to strike almost every note in between."
Quirky, beautifully crafted short stories. Read full book review >
(NOT THAT YOU ASKED) by Steve Almond
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Biting humor, honesty, smarts and heart: Vonnegut himself would have been proud."
What do Joyce Carol Oates, snotty bloggers, right-wing radio freaks and a VH-1 reality show have in common? They all get on this author's nerves—and thank goodness. Read full book review >
WHICH BRINGS ME TO YOU by Steve Almond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2006

"Keen insights into sex, love and coming to terms with one's own unruly imperfections. A winner."
Thirtysomethings meet, don't quite couple, then retreat into a steamy, increasingly revealing correspondence in this quirky epistolary novel. Read full book review >
THE EVIL B.B. CHOW by Steve Almond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2005

"A distractingly entertaining second collection, nimbly executed."
Weird boyfriends, bad novels, sexually perverse collegiates. Read full book review >
CANDYFREAK by Steve Almond
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 9, 2004

"Sweet, never sickly—and quite informative."
Almond, a self-diagnosed "candyfreak," details with mouthwatering descriptions his visits to the minor league of candy makers who continue to churn out their distinctive products. Read full book review >
MY LIFE IN HEAVY METAL by Steve Almond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Love, or at least sex, everywhere in dirty brilliances that are set amid merely lewd victories."
Fourteen delightful debut stories more often than not about man's powerlessness in the face of feminine beauty. Read full book review >