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115 writers -- from Norman Mailer to Peggy Noonan, Oliver Stone to Nadine Gordimer -- describe the most important three to six (and often more) books in their lives. It's not all Melville and Dostoevsky and Dickens; Dave Barry cites Archie comics, James McBride praises Spiderman, and Lillian Ross remembers the Bobbsey Twins. There are also plenty of chuckles, as when Vonnegut thrashes Hemingway's _A Farewell to Arms_ and Wendy Wasserstein reveals that Robert Frost's "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" can be sung to the tune of "Hernando's Hideaway." Mostly, this book will make you hungry to read even more -- not just the great and obscure volumes cited by the interviewees, but some of the interviewees you may not ever have heard of before.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Life of a profession:    -   writer Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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