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One for the Books
One for the Books
Author: Joe Queenan
One of America?s leading humorists and author of the bestseller Closing Time examines his own obsession with books — Joe Queenan became a voracious  reader as a means of escape from a joyless childhood in a Philadelphia housing project. In the years since then he has dedicated himself to an assortment of  idiosyncratic reading challenges: spendin...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780670025824
ISBN-10: 0670025828
Publication Date: 10/25/2012
Pages: 256
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Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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You may have read part of this memoir in shorter form. I know I did. A book lover emailed me one of Queenans essays on books, reading, and how Queenan will never own a Kindle. This book memoir continues and expands these themes, something I hoped for when I asked for it for Christmas (and live in fear of future Christmases when I will not be able to get real books, the only gift I want for the holidays). He writes about the books he owns, his reluctance to part with them, his reading habits, the libraries and books stores hes known and loved as well as ones less beloved. But mostly he writes about how reading is an immensely important part of his life. Highly recommended, but please dont read it on a Kindle (although, ironically, you can there is a Kindle version. Wonder what Joe Queenan thinks of that?).
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