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Description - One for the Books by Joe Queenan

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143124207
ISBN-10: 014312420X
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: The Penguin Press
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 29-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joe Queenan

Joe Queenan is the author of nine books and writes the Moving Targets column for the Wall Street Journal. He lives in Tarrytown, New York."

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