Ch 18: Contemporary American Nonfiction

About This Chapter

Explore some key examples of contemporary American nonfiction using these easy-to-follow lessons. You'll look at the summaries and literary devices of a range of texts, such as ''Shrill'' and ''Tuesdays with Morrie''.

Contemporary American Nonfiction Chapter Summary

This collection of engaging lessons introduces you to contemporary American nonfiction writers and works. You'll discover how to analyze a variety of works, including:

  • Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West
  • The Witches are Coming by Lindy West
  • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Alborn

Every lesson is taught by an experienced instructor, offering unique insight into each text covered. These lessons can be used to supplement our full-length literature courses, a list of which you can find below.

How to Use this Chapter

Use these lessons to broaden your knowledge of contemporary American nonfiction, whether you're studying for an exam, writing an essay, or simply looking to find out more about a specific text that interests you. View the lessons in any order and study at your own pace. Be sure to use extra features like the short self-assessment quizzes to boost your retention, and track your progress via your Dashboard.

You can also pair these lessons with our other literature courses, such as:

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