The Book That Changed My Life by Roxanne J. Coady
71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them

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Now in paperback, a delightful collection of essays on the transformative power of reading In The Book That Changed My Life, our most admired writers, doctors, professors, religious leaders, politicians, chefs, and CEO s share the books that mean the most to them. For Doris Kearns Goodwin it was Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August, which inspired her to enter a field, history writing, traditionally reserved for men. For Jacques Pépin it was The Myth of Sisyphus, which taught him the importance of personal responsibility, dignity, and goodness in the midst of existentialist France. A testament to the life-altering importance of literature, this book inspires us to return to old favorites and seek out new treasures. All proceeds go to The Read to Grow Foundation, which partners with urban hospitals to provide books and literacy information to newborns and their families.


About Roxanne J. Coady

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Roxanne J. Coady is the founder of R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, Connecticut, which hosts over two hundred author events each year, and won the Publishers Weekly Bookseller of the Year Award in 1995.Joy Johannessen has been an editor/executive editor at Grove Press, Oxford University Press, HarperCollins, and Delphinium Books.
Published October 18, 2007 by Gotham Books. 224 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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As a teenager in a Parisian expatriate's bookstore, James Atlas found Gwendolyn Brooks's Selected Poems and realized that "poetry could emerge out of

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They've just finished reading The Hunger Games (a book for ages 12 and up), and they need something to fill the role that awesome, awesome book had been playing in their lives.

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