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The Resource Books That Saved My Life

Books That Saved My Life

Label
Books That Saved My Life
Title
Books That Saved My Life
Statement of responsibility
Michael McGirr
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Language
eng
Summary
His anecdotes will make you out laugh out loud. If you haven’t read any books by him before, seek them out.’ Good ReadingHere is a book about the sheer joy of living, exploring forty texts that can enrich us in all manner of ways. Some are recent, such as Harry Potter; some ancient, such as Homer and Lao Tzu. There are memoirs (Nelson Mandela), poetry (Les Murray) and many of the world’s great novels, from George Eliot’s Middlemarch to Toni Morrison’s Beloved. This book uses them to muse upon life in all its glorious complexity.Our guide, in entertaining short accounts of personal encounters with these works, is Michael McGirr: schoolteacher and father, reviewer of hundreds of books and lifelong lover of literature. His humour and insight shine through in essays that connect the texts he has selected with each other, and connect us to them.This is the ideal companion for a keen reader—and it may just inspire someone you know to become one, too. Never prescriptive, and often very funny, Books that Saved My Life is an invitation to reflect on the extraordinary gift of reading. ‘It is a gift that is taking me a lifetime to unwrap,’ McGirr writes. ‘The excitement has never worn off.’Michael McGirr is the bestselling author of Snooze, Bypass and Things You Get for Free. He has reviewed almost one thousand books, his short fiction has appeared in publications in Australia and overseas, and he has been publisher of Eureka Street and fiction editor of Meanjin. He is a high-school teacher and lives in Melbourne with his wife, Jenny, and their three teenage children
Summary
Great literature is thrilling. It will feed your hungry mind and take your heart on a journey. It will help you on the wonderful path to one of life's most elusive and hard-won freedoms, freedom from the ego. Here is a book about the sheer joy of living, exploring forty texts that can enrich us in all manner of ways. Some are recent, such as Harry Potter; some ancient, such as Homer and Lao Tzu. There are memoirs (Nelson Mandela), poetry (Les Murray) and many of the world's great novels, from George Eliot's Middlemarch to Toni Morrison's Beloved . This book uses them to muse upon life in all its glorious complexity. O
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McGirr, Michael
Dewey number
800.0
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Autobiography
  • Literary Criticism
  • Biography
Target audience
adult
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reading for wisdom, solace and pleasure
Label
Books That Saved My Life
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BORROWBOX:TXT_542213
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781925774054
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Books That Saved My Life
Control code
BORROWBOX:TXT_542213
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925774054
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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