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The Whole Five Feet

What the Great Books Taught Me About Life, Death, and Pretty Much Everything Else
Beha, Christopher R. (Book - 2009)
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Recounts how the author set out to read all of the Harvard Classics in an effort to get his life back on track after a serious illness and to discover how the great writers of the past grappled with essential questions of existence.

Perseus Publishing
In The Whole Five Feet, Christopher Beha turns to the great books for answers after undergoing a series of personal and family crises and learning that his grandmother had used the Harvard Classics to educate herself during the Great Depression. The result is a smart, big-hearted, and inspirational mix of memoir and intellectual excursion that ?deftly illustrates how books can save one’s life” (Helen Schulman).


Authors: Beha,Christopher R.
Statement of Responsibility: Christopher R. Beha
Title: The whole five feet
what the great books taught me about life, death, and pretty much everything else
Publisher: New York : Grove Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: viii, 258 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes: Paperback includes: "A Grove Press reading group guide" (p. [259]-273)
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Life Literature History and criticism Best books Beha, Christopher R. Books and reading
Topical Term: Life
Literature
Best books
ISBN: 0802144853
9780802144850
0802118844
9780802118844
Branch Call Number: 028.1 B
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