Judging a Book by Its Lover by Lauren Leto
A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere

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“Leto is as funny as she is well-read; a delight for bibliophiles and wannabes alike.”
—Wylie Overstreet, author of The History of the World According to Facebook

Lauren Leto, humor blogger and co-author of Texts from Last Night, now offers a fascinating field guide to the hearts and minds of readers everywhere. Judging a Book by Its Lover is like a literary Sh*t My Dad Says—an unrelentingly witty and delightfully irreverent guide to the intricate world of passionate literary debate, at once skewering and celebrating great writers, from Dostoevsky to Ayn Rand to Jonathan Franzen, and all the people who read them. This provocative, smart, and addictively funny tome arose out of Leto’s popular “book porn” blog posts, and it will delight and outrage literature fans, readers of  Stuff White People Like and I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar—people obsessed with literary culture and people fed up with literary culture—in equal measure.

 

About Lauren Leto

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Lauren Leto dropped out of law school to start the popular website Texts From Last Night, a humor blog which currently receives around 4 million monthly unique visitors. She co-authored the book Texts From Last Night: All the Texts No One Remembers Sending. She grew up in the Detroit area but currently lives and works in Brooklyn. She is a life-long book nerd.
 
Published October 2, 2012 by Harper Perennial. 291 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Leto (Texts from Last Night, blog and book) presents a series of endearingly honest essays on her love of books, alternating with occasionally funny skewerings of other book lovers, resulting in an awkward mix of memoir and snark.

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