Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Reader's Guide to a More Tranquil Mind

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$25.00  $23.00
Publisher
Penguin Press
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Pages
192
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.3 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781984878403

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About the Author

ALAN JACOBS is Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor University. He has published fifteen books and writes for publications such as The Atlantic, Harper's Magazine, The Christian Century, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal.

Reviews

"Alan Jacobs captures the nervous joy of helping students discover that writers of "the long ago and far away" can mitigate the feeling of unmoored loneliness that afflicts so many young people today. Never scolding or didactic, Breaking Bread with the Dead is a compassionate book about the saving power of reading, and a moving account of how writers of the past can help us cope in the frantic present." --Andrew Delbanco, author of The War Before the War

"A beautiful case for reading old books as a way to cultivate personal depth in shallow times. Breaking Bread with the Dead is timely and timeless -- the perfect ending to the trilogy Alan Jacobs began with The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction and continued with How To Think. I've stolen so much from these books. So will you." --Austin Kleon, bestselling author of Steal Like An Artist
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