Over break, David Brooks released his annual Sidney awards, naming the best essays of 2009. I had a chance to read several of them, and enjoyed them immensely. Here’s my revised list:
1. The Cost Conundrum by Atul Gawande [New Yorker]
2. How American Health Care Killed My Father by David Goldhill [Atlantic]
3. The Rubber Room by Steven Brill [New Yorker]
4. The Goldstone Illusion by Moshe Halbertal [The New Republic]
5. Is Food the New Sex? by Mary Eberstadt [Hoover Institution Policy Review]
6. Offensive Play by Malcolm Gladwell [New Yorker]
If you have a chance, take a look at these. You won’t regret it.