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My Reading Life

Conroy, Pat (Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
My Reading Life
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Bestselling author Pat Conroy acknowledges the books that have shaped him and celebrates the profound effect reading has had on his life.
Authors: Conroy, Pat
Statement of Responsibility: Pat Conroy ; drawings by Wendell Minor
Title: My reading life
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: x, 337 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Contents: The lily
Gone with the wind
The teacher
Charles Dickens on Daufuskie Island
The librarian
The Old New York Book Shop
The book rep
My first writers' conference
On being a military brat
A southerner in Paris
A love letter to Thomas Wolfe
The Count
My teacher, James Dickey
Why I write
Summary: Bestselling author Pat Conroy acknowledges the books that have shaped him and celebrates the profound effect reading has had on his life.
Subject Headings: Conroy, Pat Books and reading
LCCN: 2010024309
ISBN: 0385533578
9780385533577
Branch Call Number: B Conroy C
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Feb 10, 2011
  • rlbecker rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I like to read Pat Conroy. I enjoy his outgoing, southern style of writing. This book explains some of his influences. He shares which authors he has enjoyed reading at various stages of his life. He tells us how his mother's love of reading transferred on to him and what influence his bullying father had. He relates the love he has for certain teachers, bookstore owners and others who fed his reading habit and started or kept him writing. You can almost see the places he discusses too...Beaufort, Charleston, Atlanta and Paris, France , among others. Good information and good humor can be found here.

Bestselling author Conroy shares his passion for books and reading.

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My favorite quote (so far) from the book is when Conroy states that Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind" is"The Iliad" by Homer with a southern accent.

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