I love reading The New Yorker magazine, and get it from the Onehunga library.
My favourite essayist is David Sedaris, who manages spin tall tales out of tiny anecdotes. Here's an online collection of some of his work. I have seen him live a couple of times, and listen to his podcasts on NPR (American National Public Radio).
This is the list that prompted me to write this post. A list of Essays To Make You Be A Better Person. Go on! Be a batter person.