One for the Books

One for the Books

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12.99 One for the Books

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: spending a year reading only short books, spending a year reading books he always suspected he would hate, spending a year reading… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

If "One for the Books" were an orphan, it would be a smart-ass - cheeky, but with a heart of gold.

If you come to this book expecting only Queenan’s rough hilarity, you will be surprised, because there is a bittersweet element to it as well... Queenan peppers the narrative with enough book titles to keep even the most well-read reader busy for the next 30 years.

Kirkus Reviews : One for the books (September 01, 2012)

An amusing homage to reading that contains something to offend even (especially?) the most ardent book lover.

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Book Details  

Publisher: Penguin (October 25, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 588 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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