Books for Living: Some Thoughts on Reading, Reflecting, and Embracing Life


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5.3 X 0.8 X 7.9 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

WILL SCHWALBE has worked in publishing; digital media, as the founder and CEO of; and as a journalist, writing for various publications, including The New York Times and the South China Morning Post. He is the author of the New York Times best seller The End of Your Life Book Club and coauthor, with David Shipley, of Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better.


"Books for Living is [a] gift, and one that keeps giving."
--USA Today

"A sweet and utterly restorative series of vignettes about how books--the right books, at the right times--can not only deepen a life but save it."
--The Christian Science Monitor

"Any season of the year, this book is a gift"
--Mary Oliver

"Inspiring and charming. . . . Books, to Schwalbe, are our last great hope to keep us from spiraling into the abyss."
--The New York Times

"Moving. . . . Schwalbe truly shines. . . . It should convince even reluctant readers to pick up a book."
--Boston Globe

"First-rate. . . . Schwalbe's enthusiasm for what he covers is contagious."
--San Francisco Chronicle

"A love letter to reading, bibliophiles will close the last page with a few more entries on their to-read list."
--Real Simple

"Witty, warm, [and] insightful. . . . A field guide to a handful of titles that might entertain, stir up trouble, or--yes--even save the life a reader already has."
--Shelf Awareness

"The casual but polished way in which Schwalbe writes about some of his favorite books--and smartly peppers in his own life's stories--makes for an engaging and easy read. Books for Living quietly reminds readers that books are works of art that carry great import in our lives, and might even leave you wondering what your own list of books for living might look like."

"Very much a work for our age. . . . Vital." --The Anniston Star