Book About Good Subject: Books

I also recently read a book about one of my favorite topics (aside from food) — Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry. Yum.

McMurtry is, of course, the famous story writer whose many literary achievements include The Last Picture Show, In a Narrow Grave, and Lonesome Dove, which won one of those Pulitzer Prizes you hear so much about. “Books: A Memoir” is about McMurtry’s endless passion for books: as a boy growing up in a largely “bookless” world; as a young man devouring literature with a rare level of gusto; as a fledgling writer and family man; and above all, as one of America’s most prominent booksellers.

I am not sure this book is for everyone (hey, few books are). It is perhaps best appreciated by fellow true believers — those of us who think a day is incomplete until we’ve spent some quality time with bound pages. All I know is that while I read this book — which, by the way, is divided into very short chapters — I got excited to finish just so I could start another one.

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