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The Resource The year of reading dangerously : how fifty great books (and two not-so-great ones) saved my life, Andy Miller

The year of reading dangerously : how fifty great books (and two not-so-great ones) saved my life, Andy Miller

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The year of reading dangerously : how fifty great books (and two not-so-great ones) saved my life
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The year of reading dangerously
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how fifty great books (and two not-so-great ones) saved my life
Statement of responsibility
Andy Miller
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "An editor and writer's vivaciously entertaining, and often moving, chronicle of his year-long adventure with fifty great books (and two not-so-great ones)--a true story about reading that reminds us why we should all make time in our lives for books. Nearing his fortieth birthday, author and critic Andy Miller realized he's not nearly as well read as he'd like to be. A devout book lover who somehow fell out of the habit of reading, he began to ponder the power of books to change an individual life--including his own--and to the define the sort of person he would like to be. Beginning with a copy of Bulgakov's Master and Margarita that he happens to find one day in a bookstore, he embarks on a literary odyssey of mindful reading and wry introspection. From Middlemarch to Anna Karenina to A Confederacy of Dunces, these are books Miller felt he should read; books he'd always wanted to read; books he'd previously started but hadn't finished; and books he'd lied about having read to impress people.Combining memoir and literary criticism, The Year of Reading Dangerously is Miller's heartfelt, humorous, and honest examination of what it means to be a reader. Passionately believing that books deserve to be read, enjoyed, and debated in the real world, Miller documents his reading experiences and how they resonated in his daily life and ultimately his very sense of self. The result is a witty and insightful journey of discovery and soul-searching that celebrates the abiding miracle of the book and the power of reading"--
  • "A vivaciously witty and entertaining chronicle of one man's quest to better himself by reading fifty great books (and two not-so-great ones), The Year of Reading Dangerously--the grown-up version of a grade-schooler's reading journal--reminds us why we should all make time in our lives for books"--
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contains biographical information
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Miller, Andy
Dewey number
028/.90941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z1003.5.G7
LC item number
M55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Miller, Andy
  • Books and reading
  • Reading interests
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The year of reading dangerously : how fifty great books (and two not-so-great ones) saved my life, Andy Miller
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-327)
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780061446184
Lccn
2014014076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2014014076
  • 1423315
Label
The year of reading dangerously : how fifty great books (and two not-so-great ones) saved my life, Andy Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-327)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780061446184
Lccn
2014014076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2014014076
  • 1423315

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