More Baths, Less Talking

More Baths, Less Talking

Book - 2012
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A new gathering of Nick Hornby's wildly popular Believer column, "Stuff I've Been Reading""Read what you enjoy, not what bores you," Nick Hornby tells us. That simple, liberating, and indispensable directive animates each installment of the celebrated critic and author's monthly column in the Believer. In this delightful and never-musty tour of his reading life, Hornby tells us not just what to read, but how to read.Whether tackling a dismayingly bulky biography of Dickens while hischildren destroy something in the next room, or getting sucked into a serious assessment of Celine Dion during an intensely fought soccer match featuring his beloved Arsenal, or devouring an entire series of children's books while on vacation, Hornby's reviews are rich, witty, and occasionally madcap. These essays capture the joy and ire, the despair and exhilaration of the book-lover's life, and will appeal equally to both monocle-wearing salonnieres and people, like him, who spend a lot of time thinking about Miley Cyrus's next role.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Believer Books, [2012]
ISBN: 9781938073052
Branch Call Number: 813.609 HORNBY N
Characteristics: 135 pages ; 22 cm.


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WVMLStaffPicks Aug 19, 2014

This title called out to me. Hilarious, self-deprecating essays on a fabulous array of books that aren't the hottest things out there—from The Art Of Living by Epicetus (from 5 CE and strikingly similar to modern cognitive therapy) to Just Kids by Patti Smith. You will come away from this happy reading with, at the very least, one other title you will want to search for in our library!

mrmervis Jul 09, 2013

Funny reading about the author's reading. Found some interesting leads on new books to find.

Oct 31, 2012

The book is the years 2010 and 2011 of Hornby?s columns in Believer magazine.

I always enjoy these. This one incorporated his being caught up in the Oscar whirl as his screenplay for An Education was nominated. He is also researching background and beginning to think of a screenplay for Colm Tóibín?s Brooklyn, a book I loved. He does spend a fair amount of time reading and reading about Dickens, which took a bit away from his customary look at more contemporary fiction.


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