The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books (and Two Not-So-Great Ones) Saved My Life

The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books (and Two Not-So-Great Ones) Saved My Life

Andy Miller

An editor and writer's vivaciously interesting, and sometimes relocating, chronicle of his year-long experience with fifty nice books (and not-so-great ones)—a precise tale approximately analyzing that reminds us why we must always all make time in our lives for books.

Nearing his 40th birthday, writer and critic Andy Miller discovered he isn't approximately to boot learn as he'd prefer to be. A religious e-book lover who one way or the other fell out of the behavior of studying, he started to think of the facility of books to alter a person life—including his own—and to the outline this type of individual he wish to be. starting with a replica of Bulgakov's Master and Margarita that he occurs to discover someday in a book place, he embarks on a literary odyssey of aware studying and wry introspection. From Middlemarch to Anna Karenina to A Confederacy of Dunces, those are books Miller felt he may still learn; books he'd continuously desired to learn; books he'd formerly all started yet hadn't entire; and books he'd lied approximately having learn to provoke people.

Combining memoir and literary feedback, The yr of studying Dangerously is Miller's heartfelt, funny, and sincere exam of what it skill to be a reader. Passionately believing that books need to be learn, loved, and debated within the genuine international, Miller files his analyzing studies and the way they resonated in his way of life and finally his very experience of self. the result's a witty and insightful trip of discovery and soul-searching that celebrates the abiding miracle of the publication and the ability of reading.

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