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One for the Books, Joe Queenan
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Author:    Joe Queenan

Title:   One for the Books

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Used - Like New

Publisher:    Viking Adult October 2012

ISBN Number:    0670025828 / 9780670025824

Seller ID:   103044

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.

Price = 14.95 USD

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