An Open Book

CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: C4299
Released: Dec 05, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428181335
Narrator/s: Jonathan Hogan
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Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Dirda shares his love for all literature-novels, comic books, poetry, even erotica-in this humorous memoir of his childhood. Growing up in a bluecollar, Midwestern household of the 50s and 60s, Dirda appalled his father with his insatiable thirst for reading. His humorous remembrances of the works he loved will spark the interest of anyone who savors a good story.


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An Open Book
Product Number: BX00035023
Product Number:C4299
Product Number:Z10556

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Author(s): Michael Dirda
Narrator(s): Jonathan Hogan
Product Number Z10556
Released: Oct 19, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490668529

Professional reviews

"The author, who is editor of WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD, says his early life in Ohio in the 1950s and '60s was hardly the stuff of angst-filled autobiography. Yet his breezy style makes this memoir interesting to listen to. He regularly spices the material with literary allusions and mentions books we might have read, should have read, or might want to read. Jonathan Hogan adopts a conversational tone that suits the writing. He doesn't sound like he's reading a book. Rather, he sounds like he's telling stories from his childhood. His bright tone and well-timed pauses enhance the mood. The author's unabashed enthusiasm for the written word shines through in the narration. R.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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