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The Habit of Being by Flannery O'Connor
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Dec 28, 08

Confession: I love reading other people's letters. I do aim to stick to published ones, though -- it's sinless that way but it still feels a little whoo whoo and peekish.

Flannery's letters take the cake. For many years now I've kept this book out handy, and I read a letter at a time -- okay, sometimes a half dozen or more -- whenever the mood hits me. O'Connor is witty, wise, brilliantly expressive and even a tad gossipy by turns.

This book is always fresh. I once saw it listed somewhere as one of the 50 best books of last century. Wonder where that was, now...

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Patricia Dirlam This book, which ive read through several times, has a permanent place on my bedside table. I open it at a random page and read a bit. It is a visit, a chat, with a dear friend..

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