Pat Conroy, the beloved American storyteller, is also a voracious reader. He has for years kept a notebook in which he notes words or phrases, just from a love of language. But reading for him is not simply a pleasure to be enjoyed in off-hours or a source of inspiration for his own writing. It would hardly be an exaggeration to claim that reading has saved his life, and if not his life then surely his sanity.
In My Reading Life, Conroy revisits a life of passionate reading. He includes wonderful anecdotes from his school days, moving accounts of how reading pulled him through dark times, and even lists of books that particularly influenced him at various stages of his life, including grammar school, high school, and college. Readers will be enchanted with his ruminations on reading and books, and want to own and share this perfect gift book for the holidays. And, come graduation time, My Reading Life will establish itself as a perennial favorite, as did Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
About the Author
PAT CONROY is the bestselling author of nine previous books: The Boo, The Water Is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, My Losing Season, The Pat Conroy Cookbook, and South of Broad. Several of his books have been made into successful films. He lives in Fripp Island, South Carolina.
- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Nan A. Talese; First Edition edition (November 2, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385533578
- ISBN-13: 978-0385533577
Pat Conroy has constructed a book about his life that is part memoir, part short stories and captures his love of words in such a wonderful way. The fact that he loves books so much is what drew me to this one. He beautifully describes the people that inspired him to read and how that led to writing. My book group chose Beach Music as a selection and that is the only book I have read by him, but after reading his captivating essays about the written word, I am going to explore more of them.
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