(Might magazine)
Might. Issues #1 and #7-16
(San Francisco), (Gigantic Publishing), (1994-1997). Eleven of the first 16 issues of Dave Eggers' first foray into periodicals. Sold as a set, after the fact, in the Brooklyn Store, with an included serious/humorous fact sheet entitled "Rules for Buyers of These Old Magazines" and a set of latex gloves for handling. Among other things, the buyer of a set was instructed to write a check to The Fresh Air Fund, a New York charity that brings low-income urban children to outdoor experiences in the country. This seems to have been the first McSweeney's effort to have its literary publishing venture also serve an activist, socially conscious purpose; later the 826 Valencia and 826NYC literacy efforts extended and amplified this impulse. Issues of Might are quite uncommon now, and runs of the magazine are extremely scarce. The Might magazines, the rules and the gloves are fine, in a large and worn ziplock bag. [#032991] $1,000

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