More Baths Less Talking: Notes from the Reading Life of a Celebrated Author Locked in Battle with Football, Family, and Time Itself

More Baths Less Talking: Notes from the Reading Life of a Celebrated Author Locked in Battle with Football, Family, and Time Itself

Nick Hornby


“Read what you get pleasure from, no longer what bores you,” Nick Hornby tells us. that straightforward, releasing, and imperative directive animates every one installment of the distinguished critic and author’s per 30 days column within the Believer. during this pleasant and never-musty journey of his examining lifestyles, Hornby tells us not only what to learn, yet find out how to read.

Whether tackling a dismayingly cumbersome biography of Dickens whereas his childrens ruin anything within the subsequent room, or getting sucked right into a critical review of Celine Dion in the course of an intensely fought football fit that includes his cherished Arsenal, or devouring a whole sequence of children’s books whereas on holiday, Hornby’s experiences are wealthy, witty, and infrequently madcap. those essays seize the enjoyment and ire, the depression and pleasure of the book-lover’s lifestyles, and should charm both to either monocle-wearing salonnieres and folks, like him, who spend loads of time pondering Miley Cyrus’s subsequent role.

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