My Life with Bob

Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues

Pamela Paul

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Imagine keeping a record of every book you've ever read. What would this reading trajectory say about you? With passion, humor, and insight, the editor of The New York Times Book Review shares the stories that have shaped her life.

Pamela Paul has kept a single book by her side for twenty-eight years - carried throughout high school and college, hauled from Paris to London to Thailand, from job to job, safely packed away and then carefully removed from apartment to house to its current perch on a shelf over her desk - reliable if frayed, anonymous-looking yet deeply personal. This book has a name: Bob.

Bob is Paul's Book of Books, a journal that records every book she's ever read, from Sweet Valley High to Anna Karenina, from Catch-22 to Swimming to Cambodia, a journey in reading that reflects her inner life - her fantasies and hopes, her mistakes and missteps, her dreams and her ideas, both half-baked and wholehearted. Her life, in turn, influences the books she chooses, whether for solace or escape, information or sheer entertainment.

But My Life with Bob isn't really about those books. It's about the deep and powerful relationship between book and reader. It's about the way books provide each of us the perspective, courage, companionship, and imperfect self-knowledge to forge our own path. It's about why we read what we read and how those choices make us who we are. It's about how we make our own stories.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 256
Erscheinungsdatum 22.05.2018
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-250-18254-8
Verlag Macmillan USA
Maße (L/B/H) 14,2/23,5/2 cm
Gewicht 221 g

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  • CONTENTS

    Introduction: Why Keep Track? 1

    1. Brave New World: You Shouldn't Be Reading That 9
    2. Slaves of New York: The Literary Life 19
    3. The Trial: A Book with No Ending 27
    4. Catch-22: Never Enough 38
    5. The Norton Anthology of English Literature: Required Reading 54
    6. Into That Darkness: Voyeurism 64
    7. The Grapes of Wrath: Among Readers 71
    8. A Journey of One's Own: Books That Change Your Life 80
    9. Anna Karenina: Heroines 91
    10. Swimming to Cambodia: The Company of Narrators 104
    11. Wild Swans: Inspirational Reading 116
    12. The Secret History: Solitary Reading 129
    13. The Wisdom of the Body: In Love with a Book 135
    14. The Magic Mountain: Different Interpretations 143
    15. Autobiography of a Face: On Self-Help 153
    16. Flashman: I Do Not Like Your Books 164
    17. The Master and Margarita: Recommendations 175
    18. The Hunger Games: No Time to Read 184
    19. A Wrinkle in Time: Reading with Children 192
    20. Bad News: Tearjerkers 205
    21. Les Misérables: Why Read? 219
    22. A Spy Among Friends: Other Writers 230

    Epilogue: The Lives We Read 238

    Acknowledgments 241