American essayists

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Top 10: American essayists

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  1. Serj Tankian
  2. Helen Keller
  3. Ernest Hemingway
  4. Sylvia Plath
  5. Ayn Rand
  6. Hunter S. Thompson
  7. Panio Gianopoulos
  8. Anthony Bourdain
  9. James Baldwin
  10. Isaac Asimov

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# Celebrity AgeDescription Views Rank
1. Serj Tankian47musician 46,288 3,987
2. Helen Keller87*American author and activist 39,948 4,613
3. Ernest Hemingway61*American writer and journalist 29,215 5,916
4. Sylvia Plath30*American poet, novelist 15,379 9,591
5. Ayn Rand77*novelist, philosopher, playwright, screenwriter 6,545 16,882
6. Hunter S. Thompson67*American journalist and author 6,137 17,999
7. Panio GianopoulosAmerican, Editor 5,034 20,978
8. Anthony Bourdain58Chef and food writer 4,759 21,691
9. James Baldwin63*American writer, novelist 4,523 21,664
10. Isaac Asimov72*Russian-born American writer and biochemist 3,239 25,701
11. Theodore Roosevelt60*26th President of the United States 3,111 26,590
12. Gore Vidal86*American author 3,051 27,960
13. Nora Ephron71*Film director, author screenwriter 2,932 26,835
14. Paul Reiser57American actor and comedian 2,827 28,536
15. Henry Miller88*American novelist 2,556 30,214
16. Abbie Hoffman52*American activist 2,516 29,871
17. Norman Mailer84*Novelist, essayist, journalist, poet, playwright 1,880 34,809
18. Thomas Mann80*German novelist, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and Nobel Prize laureate 1,680 36,871
19. Christopher Hitchens62*English author, journalist and literary critic 1,574 37,144
20. Amy Tan62American novelist 1,507 38,472
21. James Ellroy66Novelist, short story writer, essayist, memoirist 1,368 39,237
22. Heather Juergensen44Actress 1,308 40,862
23. Kurt Vonnegut Jr.84*Novelist, Essayist 1,174 42,857
24. Ken Kesey66*novelist 1,107 44,553
25. Clint Catalyst43Writer, actor 1,057 45,130
26. Fareed Zakaria50Indian-born American journalist, commentator and author 1,018 45,103
27. Sarah Vowell44American journalist 973 46,201
28. Ralph Waldo Emerson78American author, essayist, philosopher, poet 830 50,833
29. Edward Abbey62*author, anarchist, environmentalist 779 50,401
30. Amiri Baraka79*Poet, playwright, critic, activist 771 53,087
31. Eve BabitzAmerican author 739 -
32. David Sedaris57US humorist, playwright 613 56,343
33. Henry Louis Gates63American professor 599 56,684
34. John Updike76*American novelist and short story writer 535 60,021
35. Adela Rogers St. Johns94*American journalist 497 60,803
36. Henry David Thoreau44American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, and philosopher 445 65,176
37. Toure43American journalist 444 63,030
38. Emanuel Xavier43LGBT Puerto Rican writer 371 67,760
39. Flannery O'Connor39*American novelist, short story writer 365 67,982
40. Paul Auster67Novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter 331 70,826
41. Erskine Caldwell83*Novelist, short story writer, travel writer, essayist 322 71,524
42. Joan Didion79American writer 278 76,104
43. Joyce Carol Oates76American novelist 269 75,488
44. Lisa Brennan-Jobs36Writer, journalist, daughter of Steve Jobs 257 76,842
45. Tom Wolfe83Author, journalist 257 82,557
46. Sean Gullette46American actor 244 77,928
47. Robert Anton Wilson74*American writer 236 80,337
48. Madeleine L'Engle88*American novelist, children's writer 196 85,972
49. E.B. White86*American writer 193 85,659
50. H.L. Mencken75*American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist 179 87,839
51. Abiola Abrams38Author, filmmaker, television personality 179 88,042
52. A.A. Attanasio62writer 169 89,331
53. Herman Melville72American novelist, essayist and poet 164 91,688
54. Lillian Smith68*American author, social critic 161 92,577
55. Ntozake Shange65Contemporary African American writer and performance artist 153 92,681
56. Jonathan Franzen55American writer 153 91,397
57. Harry Crews76*Novelist, short story writer, essayist 150 92,359
58. G. D. Falksen32 142 94,328
59. Wendell Berry80Author, cultural critic, and farmer 117 101,018
60. Fernanda Eberstadt53 116 108,231
61. Walt Whitman72Journalist 115 105,854
62. Mona Simpson57American novelist 114 103,502
63. William H. Gass90Fiction writer, critic, philosophy professor 110 102,806
64. Jonathan Lethem50Novelist, essayist, short story writer 109 103,205
65. Anna J. Cooper105*American educator, feminist, essayist 107 106,100
66. Elizabeth Gilbert45American writer 105 107,969
67. Reynolds Price77*American, Writer 95 106,556
68. Andre Dubus62*Novelist, short story writer, teacher 95 106,289
69. David Foster Wallace46*Fiction writer, essayist 94 116,105
70. David Rakoff47*Writer 81 112,840
71. Louis Untermeyer92*American politician 80 119,273
72. George Santayana88*20th-century Spanish-American philosopher associated with Pragmatism 80 118,570
73. Emma Goldman70*Lithuanian-born American anarchist 77 120,534
74. Alan Lightman65Physicist, science writer, essayist, novelist 72 115,453
75. Gay Talese82Writer 70 118,793
76. Frederica Sagor111*playwright, essayist and author 69 119,745
77. Barbara Grizzuti Harrison67*American journalist 64 122,614
78. Patsy Moore50American writer 59 147,409
79. John MuirAmerican, Scientist 55 130,228
80. Lucy Grealy39*Poet, memoirist 50 143,703
81. Theodore Dreiser74*Novelist, journalist 44 135,437
82. Giannina Braschi61Puerto Rican writer 44 134,595
83. Jim Harrison76Novelist, poet, essayist 44 139,657
84. Ana Castillo61Novelist, poet, essayist, short story writer 43 137,887
85. Douglas Kent Hall69*Writer, photographer 42 137,308
86. Abbott Lawrence Lowell86*University president 40 139,315
87. John Burroughs71*American politician 39 147,721
88. Chuck FagerAmerican, Activist 36 180,356
89. Frank Moore67*American artist 36 149,461
90. Eugenio MarĂ­a de Hostos64*Puerto Rican nationalist writer, activist and sociologist 35 168,967
91. Elbert Hubbard58*American, Philosopher 35 153,700
92. Chuck Klosterman42American author, essayist 34 151,812
93. Bonnie Bluh82*American, Writer 32 162,393
94. June Jordan65*Writer 31 180,309
95. Keith Boykin49 31 173,141
96. Jerry Pournelle81American journalist 31 156,215
97. Kathy Acker50*American novelist, playwright, essayist, and poet 29 160,646
98. Bailey White64American writer 28 163,636
99. Mordecai Kaplan102*Lithuanian American rabbi 27 165,968
100. Caroline Knapp42* 27 165,374
* deceased (age at death)