Books for living

by Schwalbe, Will,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 24 Libraries 24 of 24 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Nonfiction 028.9 SC
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CLP - Brookline Non-Fiction Collection Z1003.2.S39 2017
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Non-Fiction Collection Z1003.2.S39 2017
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nonfiction 028.9 Sch91
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Non Fiction 028.9 Schwalbe
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Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 028.9 SCHWALBE
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 028.9 Sch
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Northern Tier Regional Library Nonfiction 028.9 SCHWA
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Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 028.9 S
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South Park Library Nonfiction 028.9 SCH
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Summary
From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.


Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something new? To escape from reality? For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world, to become a better person, and to find the answers to the big (and small) questions about how to live his life. In this delightful celebration of reading, Schwalbe invites us along on his quest for books that speak to the specific challenges of living in our modern world, with all its noise and distractions. In each chapter, he discusses a particular book--what brought him to it (or vice versa), the people in his life he associates with it, and how it became a part of his understanding of himself in the world. These books span centuries and genres (from classic works of adult and children's literature to contemporary thrillers and even cookbooks), and each one relates to the questions and concerns we all share. Throughout, Schwalbe focuses on the way certain books can help us honor those we've loved and lost, and also figure out how to live each day more fully. Rich with stories and recommendations, Books for Living is a treasure for everyone who loves books and loves to hear the answer to the question: "What are you reading?"
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Reading, Schwalbe writes, is one of the few things you do alone that makes you feel less alone. This publishing executive and author of the best-selling memoir The End of Your Life Book Club (2012) also states, I've always believed that everything you need to know you can find in a book. Crime fiction, he suggests, can teach us a lot about trust. Orwell's 1984 prompts Schwalbe to observe that books offer shelter from the tyranny of digital bombardment and endless connectivity, coaxing us to slow down, savor, and ponder. This is the theme of The Importance of Living (1937) by Lin Yutang, a long-forgotten philosophical work that serves as the touchstone for Schwalbe's tribute to the endless bounty of reading. Each chapter about a beloved book Stuart Little, David Copperfield, Song of Solomon, Bird by Bird is a finely crafted, generously candid, and affecting personal essay, none more moving than the homage to his boarding-school librarian, who subtly steered him to James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room, having realized that I was gay at just about the same time I did. In this warmly engaging, enlightening, and stirring memoir-in-books and literary celebration, Schwalbe reminds us that reading isn't just a strike against narrowness, mind control, and domination; it's one of the world's greatest joys. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: So popular was Schwalbe's previous ode to reading, his new book will be accorded a substantial print run and strong promotion.--Seaman, Donna Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The right book at the right time can change your life, Schwalbe (The End of Your Life Book Club) argues as he distills a lifetime of reading recommendations down to this personal list of books for many moods and occasions. The first book that Schwalbe recommends is Lin Yutang's The Importance of Living, an interesting work of practical philosophy that Schwalbe returns to over and over. Schwalbe also includes essays on children's books, YA, classics, and recent book such as A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara's 2015 novel. He uses these brief essays as springboards into other topics, such as worry over our Orwellian addiction to smartphones, the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, and why napping should be deemed a human right. His experience taking a class in ancient Greek and reading The Odyssey turns into a memoir about a teacher who inspired him. When he reflects on Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin, he thinks of the high school librarian who subtly provided him with books by gay writers. Schwalbe's tremendous experience with reading and his stellar taste make for a fine guide to the varied and idiosyncratic list of books for which he advocates. By the end of the book, all serious readers will have added some titles to their to-read lists. Agent: John Brockman, Brockman Inc. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Schwalbe, Will -- Books and reading.
Books and reading -- Psychological aspects.
Books and reading -- United States.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 272 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780385353540
0385353545
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