My life with Bob : flawed heroine keeps book of books, plot ensues
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New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
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Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
x, 242 pages ; 22 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9781627796316, 1627796312

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"Imagine keeping a record of every book you ever read. What would those titles say about you? With humor and warmth, the editor of The New York Times Book Review shares the stories that have shaped her life. For twenty-eight years, Pamela Paul has been keeping a diary that records the books she reads, rather than the life she leads. Or does it? Over time, it's become clear that this Book of Books, or Bob, as she calls him, tells a much bigger story. For Paul, as for many readers, books reflect her inner life-- her fantasies and hopes, her dreams and ideas. And her life, in turn, influences which books she chooses, whether for solace or escape, diversion or self-reflection, information or entertainment. My Life with Bob isn't about what's in those books; it's about the relationship between books and readers. Bob was with her when she struggled to get through the Norton Anthology of English Literature in college and when she read Anna Karenina while living abroad alone. He was there when she fell in love and much needed when she sought solace in self-help and memoirs like Autobiography of a Face. Through marriage and divorce, remarriage (The Master and Margarita) and parenthood (The Hunger Games), professional setbacks and successes, Bob recorded what she read while all that happened. The diary--now coffee-stained and frayed--is the record of a lifelong love affair with books, and has come to mean more to her than any other material possession. My Life with Bob is a testament to the power of books to provide the perspective, courage, companionship, and ultimately self-knowledge to forge our own path"--,Provided by publisher.
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Paul, P. (2017). My life with Bob: flawed heroine keeps book of books, plot ensues. First edition. New York: Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Paul, Pamela. 2017. My Life With Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues. New York: Henry Holt and Company.

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Paul, Pamela, My Life With Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2017.

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Paul, Pamela. My Life With Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues. First edition. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2017. Print.

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