The Whole Five Feet
What the Great Books Taught Me about Life, Death, and Pretty Much Everthing Else
By Christopher R. Beha
(Grove Press, Paperback, 9780802144850, 273pp.)
Publication Date: May 2010
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In The Whole Five Feet, Christopher Beha turns to the great books for answers after undergoing a series of personal and family crises and learning that his grandmother had used the Harvard Classics to educate herself during the Great Depression. The result is a smart, big-hearted, and inspirational mix of memoir and intellectual excursion that deftly illustrates how books can save one’s life” (Helen Schulman).