Ten Years in the Tub
A Decade Soaking in Great Books
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How often do you begin reading a book that makes you--immediately, urgently, desperately--want to read more books?" (Booklist
). Nick Hornby has managed to write just such a book in this hilarious, insightful, and infectious volume. Ten Years in the Tub
chronicles Hornby's journey through a decade's worth of books, as related in his wildly popular Believer column "Stuff I've Been Reading." Ten Years in the Tub
is a one-way ticket into the mind of one of the most beloved contemporary writers on his favorite pastime, but it's also a meditation on what Celine Dion can teach us about ourselves, a warning about how John Updike can ruin our sex lives, and a recommendation for the way Body Shop Vanilla Shower Gel can add excitement to our days. This decade-long addiction for many... makes standing in line at the bank a blessed interval for snorting another page." (the New York Times Book Review
McSweeney's, 9781940450360, 485pp.
Publication Date: September 30, 2014
About the Author
Nick Hornby is the author of six novels, the most recent of which is Juliet, Naked, and a memoir, Fever Pitch. He is also the author of Songbook, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award for music criticism, and editor of the short-story collection Speaking with the Angel. In 2010 Hornby's screenplay for An Education was nominated for an Academy Award. He lives in North London.