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Book Title: One for the Books|
Date of issue: October 1st 2012
ISBN 13: 9781101601198
The author of the book: Joe Queenan
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 984 KB
Edition: Viking Books
Read full description of the books 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 books he picked with his eyes closed.
In "One for the Books," Queenan tries to come to terms with his own eccentric reading style--how many more books will he have time to read in his lifetime? Why does he refuse to read books hailed by reviewers as "astonishing"? Why does he refuse to lend out books? Will he ever buy an e-book? Why does he habitually read thirty to forty books simultaneously? Why are there so many people to whom the above questions do not even matter--and what do they read? Acerbically funny yet passionate and oddly affectionate, "One for the Books" is a reading experience that true book lovers will find unforgettable.
Read information about the authorJoe Queenan is a humorist, critic and author from Philadelphia who graduated from Saint Joseph's University. He has written for numerous publications, such as Spy Magazine, TV Guide, Movieline, The Guardian and the New York Times Book Review. He has written eight books, including Balsamic Dreams, a scathing critique of the Baby Boomers, Red Lobster, White Trash, and the Blue Lagoon, a tour of low-brow American pop culture and Imperial Caddy, a fairly scathing view of Dan Quayle and the American Vice-Presidency.
Queenan's work is noted for his caustic wit.
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