March 22, 2006 3:06 PM Subscribe
What's your favourite piece of non-fiction ever?
posted by reklaw to writing & language (117 answers total) 42 users marked this as a favorite
For a class, I've been asked to find and analyse an example of a great piece of non-fictional writing, preferably from a book.
Now, I could have done this easily if it was fiction (I have a whole shelf full of fiction I love), but for non-fiction I'm drawing a big blank. What I'm looking for is something that isn't necessarily inherently interesting so much as very, very well-written.
So what should I be reading? Huge bonus points if it's online somewhere (maybe Project Gutenberg, for older stuff?). Thanks!