The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them

By: Coady, Roxanne J.; Johannessen, Joy

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With the goal of promoting literacy (and with proceeds going to the Read to Grow Foundation), here are 65 spirited testaments to the transformative power of reading from 65 distinguished contributors, as compiled by bookseller Roxanne Coady and editor Joy Johannessen.
Books change lives, and if you have any doubts on that score, you need only dip into this joyous celebration of reading by 65 people who have distinguished themselves in various fields, from sports, to cooking, to journalism and the arts. In brief and lively essays, the contributors? wrestlers, actors, singers, monks, Nobel Prize winners, chefs, politicians, writers?tell about the single book that changed the way they see themselves and the world around them.

A sampling of contributors includes: Elizabeth Berg on "The Catcher in the Rye"; Harold Bloom on "Little, Big"; Steven Brill on "The Making of the President, 1960"; Da Chen on "The Count of Monte Cristo"; Maureen Corrigan on "David Copperfield"; Nelson DeMille on "Atlas Shrugged"; Tomie dePaola on "Kristin Lavransdatter"; Anita Diamant on "A Room of One's Own"; Linda Fairstein on "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"; Sebastian Junger on "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"; Wally Lamb on "To Kill a Mockingbird"; John McCain on "For Whom the Bell Tolls"; Lisa Scottoline on "Angela's Ashes"; Susan Vreeland on "To Kill a Mockingbird"; and many more. . . .

Title: The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them

Author Name: Coady, Roxanne J.; Johannessen, Joy

Categories: Biography, Autobiography, Memoirs, Books About Books,

Edition: 2nd Printing

Publisher: U.S.A., Gotham Books: 2006

ISBN Number: 1592402100

ISBN Number 13: 9781592402106

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: As New

Seller ID: 027947

Description: A lovely book with white cloth spine, silver title to spine, uncut side fore-edges - in "gift quality" condition.

Keywords: Books, Memoirs,