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Author: Joe Queenan
Publisher: New York : Viking, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of America's leading humorists seriously examines his own obsession with books. Joe Queenan became a voracious reader as a means of escape from a joyless childhood in a Philadelphia housing project. In the years since then he has dedicated himself to an assortment of idiosyncratic reading challenges: spending a year reading only short books, spending a year reading books he always suspected he would hate,  Read more...
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Named Person: Joe Queenan; Joe Queenan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Queenan
ISBN: 9780670025824 0670025828
OCLC Number: 779263571
Description: 244 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Great expectations --
Face without a name, bag without a number --
Opening the books --
Shelf life --
Prepare to be astonished --
The Stockholm syndrome --
Other voices, other rooms --
Life support.
Responsibility: Joe Queenan.

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One of America's leading humorists and author of the bestseller "Closing Time" examines his own obsession with books. Queenan tries to come to terms with his own eccentric reading style in a story  Read more...
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"[Queenan's] passion for reading is infectious ... It s so rare to hear such a heartfelt defense of books it s one of the most original works we read this year."" New York Daily News" (Best books of Read more...

 
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