One for the Books

By Joe Queenan
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143124207, 256pp.)

Publication Date: October 29, 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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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.




About the Author

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.




NPR
Thursday, Nov 1, 2012

Joe Queenan reads so many books, it's amazing that he can also find time to write them. Queenan estimates he's read between 6,000 and 7,000 books total, at a rate of about 125 books a year. His latest work, One for the Books, is all about what he reads and why. More at NPR.org

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