The Whole Five Feet: What the Great Books Taught Me about Life, Death, and Pretty Much Everthing Else (Paperback)
What the Great Books Taught Me about Life, Death, and Pretty Much Everthing Else
Grove Press, 9780802144850, 273pp.
Publication Date: May 11, 2010
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).