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The Books That Changed My Life: Reflections by 100 Authors, Actors, Musicians, and Other Remarkable People Kindle Edition

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"Lively, addictive...The short entries are like literary snack food: once readers start consuming them, they may find it difficult to stop. Book lovers will recognize themselves in these portraits and feel among friends. Perhaps the most valuable takeaway from this joyous volume is that, in an increasingly digital world, the printed word still matters." "Publishers Weekly""

'How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book!' Thoreau only says 'a book, ' but Bethanne Patrick had the excellent idea of asking notable figures in the arts, business, media and politics to be more specific. The result is a collection of lively brief essays extolling the power of the printed word while also providing an appealingly idiosyncratic reading list. Be prepared for surprises!"
Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary journalist and author ofBrowsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books"

"Lively, addictive . . .The short entries are like literary snack food: once readers start consuming them, they may find it difficult to stop. Book lovers will recognize themselves in these portraits and feel among friends. Perhaps the most valuable takeaway from this joyous volume is that, in an increasingly digital world, the printed word still matters."
Publishers Weekly"

"'How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book!' Thoreau only says 'a book, ' but Bethanne Patrick had the excellent idea of asking notable figures in the arts, business, media and politics to be more specific. The result is a collection of lively brief essays extolling the power of the printed word while also providing an appealingly idiosyncratic reading list. Be prepared for surprises!"

-- Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary journalist and author of Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books

"Turns out great writers are also great readers. Or at least the ones in this book are. Their essays will entertain you and move you--and also add several dozen titles to your reading list. So beware."

--A.J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of The Know-It-All and The Year of Living Biblically

"An inspiring collection that will make a perfect gift for an aspiring writer or devoted reader."

--Kirkus

"When people claim that books changed their lives, if you look at them closely, their lives rarely seem to have actually changed. That's not the case with the bibliomaniacs in this masterfully curated anthology. Not only have these books changed their lives, they tell you how, when, and why. Your to-read pile is about to grow by leaps and bounds."

-- Josh Hanagarne, author of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Book Lover's Adventures

"Lively, addictive . . . The short entries are like literary snack food: once readers start consuming them, they may find it difficult to stop. Book lovers will recognize themselves in these portraits and feel among friends. Perhaps the most valuable takeaway from this joyous volume is that, in an increasingly digital world, the printed word still matters."

-- Publishers Weekly

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"One hundred of today's most prominent literary and cultural icons talk about the books that hold a special place in their hearts-that made them who they are today. "

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1696 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Black Inc. (28 March 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B017SK4YWY
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #446,143 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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