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For the Love of Books
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 Ro...