One for the Books

One for the Books

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12.99 One for the Books

An absolute must-read for anyone who loves books

In Closing Time, Joe Queenan shared how he became a voracious reader to escape a joyless childhood. Now, like many bibliophiles, he fears for the books that once saved him. In One for the Books, Queenan examines the entire culture of reading and what books really mean in people's lives today. What does it suggest if a person has no books displayed in his living room? Can an obsession with reading prove detrimental to… (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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