Your choice of a McSweeney's freebie
For the holidays, McSweeney's wants to give you a book: Nick Hornby's "Shakespeare Wrote for Money" or Michael Chabon's "Maps and Legends." You decide which.
There's just one small catch. You've got to spend $60 or more at its online store before Dec. 17; details and coupon codes are here.
The independent publishing house founded by Dave Eggers has many books for sale, of course. There is the strange and meditative "All Known Metal Bands" (300 pages of band names, bound beautifully); "Where to Invade Next," a political anthology edited by Stephen Elliott; a collection of new poetry and novels by Yannick Murphy, Robert Coover, Deb Olin Unferth; and much more.
There are many T-shirts, illustrated stationery and McSweeney's Issue #11 DVD, with Sarah Vowell, John Hodgman and Dave Eggers interviewing Denis Johnson. There are also subscriptions for sale, to the DVD magazine Wholphin, The Believer and McSweeney's itself.
-- Carolyn Kellogg