A short piece of writing on one subject, usually presenting the author's own views. Michel de Montaigne , Francis Bacon , and Ralph Waldo Emerson are celebrated for their essays.
Fun Home was first printed in hardcover by Houghton Mifflin ( Boston , New York ) on June 8, 2006.  This edition appeared on the New York Times' Hardcover Nonfiction bestseller list for two weeks, covering the period from June 18 to July 1, 2006.   It continued to sell well, and by February 2007 there were 55,000 copies in print.  A trade paperback edition was published in the United Kingdom by Random House under the Jonathan Cape imprint on September 14, 2006; Houghton Mifflin published a paperback edition under the Mariner Books imprint on June 5, 2007.  
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The Best American Essays 2003 edited by Anne Fadiman and Robert Atwan
New York psychologist Albert Ellis, who pioneered Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), advocated for teaching rational cognitive and behavioral methods in the classroom (Ellis, 1971, 1973). Indeed, Ellis’ REBT system builds from educational methods that apply to teaching people how to identify and dispute negative thinking, and to engage in problem solving actions. (Ellis, 1962, 1994, 2001, 2004).
The act or process of polluting or the state of being polluted, especially the contamination of soil, water, or the atmosphere by the discharge of harmful substances.