Books

A Memoir

By Larry McMurtry; William Dufris (Read by)
(Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781400108053)

Publication Date: August 2008

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Description
Larry McMurtry is known to be reclusive and extremely private, rarely giving interviews or making public appearances. Audiences are therefore sure to be eager to read this intimate and surprisingly personal memoir of the brilliant writer's love affair with books. McMurtry writes about his life as a boy growing up in a largely bookless world; as a young man devouring the world of literature; as a fledgling writer and family man; and as one of America's most prominent "bookmen," becoming the astute and adventurous collector who would eventually open stores of rare and collectible books in Georgetown, Houston, and his hometown of Archer, Texas.
In "Books: A Memoir," McMurtry gives us a lively look at the eccentrics who collect, sell, or simply lust after rare books. "Books" is like the best kind of diary full of wonderful anecdotes, amazing characters, great gossip, and shrewd observations about authors, book people, literature, and himself. At once chatty, revealing, and deeply satisfying, "Books" is, like its author, erudite, life-loving, and full of great stories.



About the Author
Born and raised in Texas, Larry McMurtry is an award-winning novelist, essayist, Oscar-winning screenwriter, and avid book collector. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, and Lonesome Dove. He lives in Archer City, Texas.

William Dufris has been nominated nine times as a finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award and has garnered tweny-one Earphones Awards from "AudioFile" magazine, which also named him one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century. He has also acted on stage and television in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany.


Praise For Books

"[McMurtry] expresses his belief that the love of books and the love of reading will never die. Anyone who reads this memoir will surely agree." ---Library Journal Starred Review

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