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My life with Bob : flawed heroine keeps book of books, plot ensues / Pamela Paul.

Paul, Pamela, (author.).

Available copies

  • 8 of 8 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Beaufort County Library System.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch 028 PAU (Text) 0530005916289 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch 028 PAU (Text) 0530005909260 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627796316
  • Physical Description: x, 242 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Why keep track? -- Brave new world: You shouldn't be reading that -- Slaves of New York: The literary life -- The trial: A book with no ending -- Catch-22: Never enough -- The Norton anthology of English literature: Required reading -- Into that darkness: Voyeurism -- The grapes of wrath: Among readers -- A journey of one's own: Books that change your life -- Anna Karenina: Heroines -- Swimming to Cambodia: The company of narrators -- Wild swans: Inspirational reading -- The wisdom of the body: In love with a book -- The magic mountain: Different interpretations -- Autobiography of a face: On self-help -- Flashman: I do not like your books -- The master and Margarita: Recommendations -- The hunger games: No time to read -- A wrinkle in time: Reading with children -- Bad news: Tearjerkers -- Les misérables: Why read? -- A spy among friends: Other writers -- Epilogue: The lives we read.
Summary, etc.:
Imagine keeping a record of every book you ever read. What would those titles say about you? With humor and warmth, the editor of The New York Times Book Review shares the stories that have shaped her life. For twenty-eight years, Pamela Paul has been keeping a diary that records the books she reads, rather than the life she leads. Or does it? Over time, it's become clear that this Book of Books, or Bob, as she calls him, tells a much bigger story. For Paul, as for many readers, books reflect her inner life-- her fantasies and hopes, her dreams and ideas. And her life, in turn, influences which books she chooses, whether for solace or escape, diversion or self-reflection, information or entertainment. My Life with Bob isn't about what's in those books; it's about the relationship between books and readers. My Life with Bob is a testament to the power of books to provide the perspective, courage, companionship, and ultimately self-knowledge to forge our own path. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Paul, Pamela > Books and reading.
Books and reading > Psychological aspects.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays.

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