One for the Books
"[Queenan's] passion for reading is infectious ... It's so rare to hear such a heartfelt defense of books -- it's one of the most original works we read this year." " New York Daily News" (Best books of 2012) "A celebration of literature, reading and the call of books from a stylish humorist who has a soft spot for Georges Simenon and a hard time with trendiness and 'astonishing' reviews." "Kansas City Star" (Top 100 books of 2012) "A passionate, at times hilarious, account of a life spent reading and rereading." " Minneapolis Star Tribune" "Queenan's energy and candor make you miss reading. It feels as though it's been a long time since someone advocated a return to books with such fervor, and his impassioned voice is one of the most original we've heard in a long time." " New York Daily News" "Queenan's goal isn't just to declare his love for books and to list particular books that he loves, but to suss out the customs of book lovers: to analyze what books mean to his friends and acquaintances (not to mention a few enemies), and how books forge or destroy friendships." Leah Price, "San Francisco Chronicle"