How to Be a Hermit, or a Bachelor Keeps House
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How to Be a Hermit, or a Bachelor Keeps House

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Humorous memoir by a financially-challenged book reviewer living alone in a shack on an island off Long Island, New York, in the 1920s.
Paperback, 328 pages
Published July 1st 1987 by Liveright Publishing Corporation (first published 1929)
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P.J. Sullivan
Oct 15, 2013 P.J. Sullivan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: hermits and Cuppy fans
Will Cuppy was a great humorist. This is not his best book or his funniest, but it is as close as he ever got to writing autobiography. It provides fascinating glimpses into his life during the 1920s, when he was still an obscure and impecunious book reviewer.

The New York Times said that Cuppy was known as the hermit of Jones Beach "because he used to retire to a shack there to brood from time to time." In fact he brooded there full-time from 1921 to 1929, which should qualify him as an expert....more
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William Jacob "Will" Cuppy was an American humorist and literary critic, known for his satirical books about nature and historical figures.
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