- The Leftovers
- The Abstinence Teacher
- Little Children
- Joe College
- The Wishbones
- Bad Haircut: Stories of the Seventies
- "Kiddie Pool"*
Best Life, July/August 2006 [PDF]
- "The Smile on Happy Chang's Face"
Originally published in Post Road, reprinted in Best American Short Stories of 2005, edited by Michael Chabon [Web]
Articles & Essays
- Entirely Personal: 'Selected Letters of Willa Cather'
New York Times, April 2013
- "Finish Line"
The New Yorker, April 2013
- "Tom Perrotta Meets the Hold Steady"
UK Guardian, June 2008
- "The Squeamish American"
New York Times Magazine, September 2007
- "Living with Music: A Playlist by Tom Perrotta"
Papercuts, September 2007
- "I'm on Fire"*
GQ, September 2002 [PDF]
- "Munchkins in the Land of Ozz"*
Rolling Stone, July 2002 [PDF]
- "The Cosmic Significance of Britney Spears"*
GQ, December 2001 [PDF]
- "Revenge of the Teens"*
GQ, March 2001 [PDF]
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