Official description: Reading Pop Culture is a current, compact, inexpensive collection of writing for university students that taps into their passionate engagement with popular culture in order to help them to become better writers. There's a second volume forthcoming toward the end of 2015 in the popular Bedford/St. Martin's series of Portable Anthologies and Guides, and it features Identity Kit, an essay I wrote for Rookie.

Other contributors include Susan Sontag, Roland Barthes, Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Chabon, Ariel Levy, Roxane Gay, Saul Austerlitz, Chuck Klosterman, Judith Williamson, and more.