A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

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$24.95  $23.20
W. W. Norton & Company
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6.38 X 1.5 X 9.66 inches | 1.8 pounds
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About the Author
Tom Nissley is an eight-time champion on Jeopardy! and former Amazon books editor. He holds a PhD in English literature and has written for the Paris Review Daily, The Millions, and The Stranger. He lives in Seattle where he owns Phinney Books.
Eclectic and wide-ranging... Delightfully illustrated.
The world's least useful, most wonderful reference book, a masterpiece with a wry sensibility... Whether you browse at random or read a page a day, this book will delight.--Camila Domonoske
A treasure hunt between book covers -- and my new favorite gift book... This book is a joy... [Nissley] is a marvelous storyteller.--Elizabeth Taylor
Essential... Terrifically fun.--Kate Tuttle
Tantalizing long entries on such writerly topics as day jobs, marriage, mothers, Melville, sports, and suicide.--Mary Norris
Charming, funny, beguiling, this literary miscellany combines true events in writers' lives and fictional events in their books. The perfect gift for any reader.
Finally, a book to live by. Every day will remind me of the few things I've read and all the endless treasures I have to look forward to. How lucky for readers that Tom Nissley has turned his formidable intelligence to the history of literature.--Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder
Oh, this is a true delight!--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love
Brilliant, fascinating, and fun!--Ken Jennings, Jeopardy! champion and author of Because I Said So!