See America with Fifty of Our Finest, Funniest, and Foremost Writers. Anthony Bourdain chases the fumigation truck in Bergen County, New Jersey. Dave Eggers tells it straight: Illinois is Number 1. Louise Erdrich loses her bikini top in North Dakota. Jonathan Franzen gets waylaid by New York's publicist . . . and personal attorney . . . and historian . . . and geologist. John Hodgman explains why there is no such thing as a 'Massachusettsean.' Edward P. Jones makes the case: DC should be a state! Jhumpa Lahiri declares her reckless love for the Rhode Island coast. Rick Moody explores the dark heart of Connecticut's Merritt Parkway, exit by exit. Ann Patchett makes a pilgrimage to the Civil War site at Shiloh, Tennessee. William T. Vollmann visits a San Francisco S&M club and many more!