This collection of essays from "Forbes ASAP's" annual "Big Issue" has been hailed by both readers and critics alike. Stanley Crouch called the "Big Issue," the "last great bastion of the essay," famed historian Stephen Ambrose said it was his favorite publication to write for, and Tom Wolfe made it the home for more of his original essays than any other publication in the 1990's.
Each of the five Big Issues tackled a burning social question as it relates to technology, including the new meaning of work, the changing nature of time in the digital age, the great convergence (work/play, public/private, science/religion), and what is true. And each issue brings together the best writers and thinkers in search of answers.
Big Issue contributors have come from business (Bill Gates, Andrew Grove), science (E. O. Wilson, Stephen Jay Gould), literature (John Updike, Reynolds Price, Elmore Leonard), history (John Keegan, Jacques Barzun), politics (Gore Vidal, Peggy Noonan), sports (Muhammad Ali), and religion (the Dalai Lama). Sixty-three of the best essays from the first five Big Issues are complied in this new collection, with an original foreword by longtime Big Issue fan Peter Jennings.