My Life with Bob

My Life with Bob Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues Pamela Paul

Pamela Paul has kept a single book by her side for twenty-eight years - carried throughout high school and college, hauled from Paris to London to Thailand, from job to job, safely packed away and then carefully removed from apartment to house to its current perch on a shelf over her desk - reliable if frayed, anonymous-looking yet deeply personal. This book has a name: Bob. Bob is a journal that records every book Palemas ever read, from Sweet Valley High to Anna Karenina, from Catch-22 to Swimming to Cambodia, a journey in reading that reflects her inner life - her fantasies and hopes, her mistakes and missteps, her dreams and her ideas, both half-baked and wholehearted. Her life, in turn, influences the books she chooses, whether for solace or escape, information or sheer entertainment. But My Life with Bob isn't really about those books. It's about the deep and powerful relationship between book and reader. It's about the way books provide each of us the perspective, courage, companionship, and imperfect self-knowledge to forge our own path. It's about why we read what we read and how those choices make us who we are. It's about how we make our own stories.
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Specificaties

ISBN
9781250182548
Uitgever
Picador
Datum
12-06-2018
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
256 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Literatuur overige
Thema
Biografie: kunst en amusement

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