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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Product Details
Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
464
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.2 X 8.2 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393351699
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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.
Reviews
Eclectic and wide-ranging... Delightfully illustrated.
Tantalizing long entries on such writerly topics as day jobs, marriage, mothers, Melville, sports, and suicide.--Mary Norris
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!
Essential... Terrifically fun.--Kate Tuttle
Charming, funny, beguiling, this literary miscellany combines true events in writers' lives and fictional events in their books. The perfect gift for any reader.
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.--Elizabeth Taylor
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 Commonwealth