Since our inception in 2006, TNB has featured 567,873 posts by almost 200 authors.  Okay, I made that number up.  Both of them actually.  Math has never been my strong suit.  The point is, there is a veritable treasure trove of great stuff in our annals.

Here is some (a very small smattering) of the best:

BEN LOORY hips us to the bad thing about being in a mental institution.

BRAD LISTI discusses the dual nature of the man who healed his aching back.

CATHERINE TUFARIELLO shares her magnificent motherhood poem, “Aubade.”

D.R. HANEY reveals himself to be the author of Friday the 13th, Part VII.

GINA FRANGELLO celebrates her 88-year-old father.

IRENE ZION reflects on the tragedy of Margot, the child she lost.

JESSICA ANYA BLAU‘s grandmother knows the perils of drinking far from home.

MARNI GROSSMAN doesn’t trust Michael Gross.

RACHEL McKIBBENS found out the hard way how to make the best chocolate milk.

SEAN BEAUDOIN for president!


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5 responses to “TNB’s Greatest Hits Volume One”

  1. Gloria says:

    Heh. You said annals.

  2. Zara Potts says:

    All these fabulous writers on this list could easily have a ‘greatest hits’ all to themselves!

  3. If drafted, I will not run; if nominated, I will not accept; if elected, I will not serve.

    But it’s awesome to the be the final track on such a bumping compilation.

  4. Irene Zion says:


  5. Slade Ham says:

    Have I mentioned that I love the INXS cover rip here? Bravo.

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