A fresh blast of uncynical and ready American authors. Edited by Derrick Brown and Kevin Staniec. Poetry, Prose and Illustration for the modern patriot. The Good Things About America is a book that celebrates the enduring awesomeness of the United States of America. This is not meant to sound glib, ironic, or superior. Rather, what we imply is that despite every blind, deaf, and dumb thing America has done in its long and strange history ? every misstep, unpunished crime, and lingering bias ? there is still something honest, beautiful and hopeful about who we are as a country and as a people. This book serves as a historical document that uses poetry and prose to explore some of the visions for change, the modern glory, albeit broken or majestic, of this unbeatable rising landscape.