Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading

Finding and Losing Myself in Books

By Maureen Corrigan
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780375709036, 240pp.)

Publication Date: January 2, 2007

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“It’s not that I don’t like people,” writes Maureen Corrigan in her introduction to Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading. “It’s just that there always comes a moment when I’m in the company of others—even my nearest and dearest—when I’d rather be reading a book.” In this delightful memoir, Corrigan reveals which books and authors have shaped her own life—from classic works of English literature to hard-boiled detective novels, and everything in between. And in her explorations of the heroes and heroines throughout literary history, Corrigan’s love for a good story shines.

About the Author
Maureen Corrigan is the book critic for NPR s Fresh Air, a lecturer at Georgetown University, and the author of the literary memoir, Leave Me Alone, I m Reading! She lives in Washington, D.C.
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