One for the books

by Queenan, Joe,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Sewickley Public Library Nonfiction 028.9 QUE 2013
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  028.9 QUE 2013
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 one's well being? How useful are covers in selling books? Queenan's many fans-as well as anyone who loves books and reading-will want to join him on his unforgettably funny and moving journey.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Humorist Queenan's (Closing Time: A Memoir) mordantly funny reflections on his relationships with books will resonate with many avid readers, particularly those burdened by guilt over the number of Great Books they never managed to complete. Many pages display his brilliant wit: "I do not listen to audiobooks, for the same reason that I do not listen to baked ziti; it lacks the personal touch." But woven around these one-liners are thoughtful musings on the importance of books in the author's life, including touching anecdotes about projects such as his effort to check out library books that no one has borrowed for five years in order to save the books from disposal. Among the book's highlights is Queenan's deft savaging of the sometimes banal "Questions for Discussion" that appear in the reading guides included in books. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Queenan, Joe -- Books and reading.
Books and reading -- United States.
Books and reading -- Psychological aspects.
Publisher New York :Penguin Books,2013
Language English
Description 244 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780143124207
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