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Books for living, Will Schwalbe

Label
Books for living
Title
Books for living
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Will Schwalbe
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"I've always believed that everything you need to know you can find in a book," writes Will Schwalbe in his introduction to this thought-provoking new book about books. In each chapter he makes clear the ways in which a particular book has helped to shape how he leads his own life and the ways in which it might help to shape ours. He talks about what brought him to each book--or vice versa; the people in his life he associates each book with; how each has led him to other books; how each is part of his understanding of himself in the world. And he relates each book to a question of our daily lives, for example: Melville's Bartelby, the Scrivener speaks to quitting; 1984 to disconnecting from our electronics; James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room to the power of connecting with people face to face; Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea to taking time to recharge; Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird to being sensitive to the surrounding world; The Little Prince to finding friends; Elie Wiesel's Night to choosing to do something in the face of injustice; Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train to trusting. Here, too, are books by Dickens, Daphne Du Maurier, Murakami, Edna Lewis, E.B. White, and Hanya Yanagihara, among many others
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Schwalbe, Will
Dewey number
028/.9
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Schwalbe, Will
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
Label
Books for living, Will Schwalbe
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Copyright
Contents
The importance of living ; Slowing down -- Stuart Little ; Searching -- The girl on the train ; Trusting -- The odyssey ; Embracing mediocrity -- What I talk about when I talk about running ; Napping -- Giovanni's room ; Connecting -- David Copperfield ; Remembering -- Wonder ; Choosing kindness -- Lateral thinking ; Solving problems -- Gift from the sea ; Recharging -- The taste of country cooking ; Nourishing -- "Bartleby, the scrivener" ; Quitting -- The gifts of the body ; Losing -- The little prince ; Finding friends -- 1984 ; Disconnecting -- Epitaph of a small winner ; Overcoming boredom -- Zen in the art of archery ; Mastering the art of reading -- Song of Solomon ; Admiring greatness -- A little life ; Hugging -- Bird by bird ; Feeling sensitive -- Rebecca ; Betraying -- Reading Lolita in Tehran ; Choosing your life -- "More, more, more," said the baby ; Staying satisfied -- A journey around my room ; Traveling -- Death be not proud ; Praying -- What the living do ; Living -- A final word
Control code
sky284121738
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780385353540
Lccn
2016026088
Label
Books for living, Will Schwalbe
Publication
Copyright
Contents
The importance of living ; Slowing down -- Stuart Little ; Searching -- The girl on the train ; Trusting -- The odyssey ; Embracing mediocrity -- What I talk about when I talk about running ; Napping -- Giovanni's room ; Connecting -- David Copperfield ; Remembering -- Wonder ; Choosing kindness -- Lateral thinking ; Solving problems -- Gift from the sea ; Recharging -- The taste of country cooking ; Nourishing -- "Bartleby, the scrivener" ; Quitting -- The gifts of the body ; Losing -- The little prince ; Finding friends -- 1984 ; Disconnecting -- Epitaph of a small winner ; Overcoming boredom -- Zen in the art of archery ; Mastering the art of reading -- Song of Solomon ; Admiring greatness -- A little life ; Hugging -- Bird by bird ; Feeling sensitive -- Rebecca ; Betraying -- Reading Lolita in Tehran ; Choosing your life -- "More, more, more," said the baby ; Staying satisfied -- A journey around my room ; Traveling -- Death be not proud ; Praying -- What the living do ; Living -- A final word
Control code
sky284121738
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780385353540
Lccn
2016026088

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