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One Writer's Beginnings
not set
Jul 01, 2008
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
it was amazing
Read at Pitchfork because I'm that kind of nerd. I loved it more than I loved most of the music.
Jun 25, 2006
Jul 16, 2007
The Faith of a Writer: Life, Craft, Art
really liked it
I have no memory of reading this book, though I know that it gave me a very different impression of Joyce Carol Oates than I'd had based on reading he ...more
Jun 20, 2004
Jul 16, 2007
Great Books: My Adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western World
it was amazing
This book challenged and affirmed my thoughts on the Western Canon – the much-maligned, desperately loved canon. From my blog:

A review from Amazon: "A
Sep 14, 2003
Jul 16, 2007
For the Love of Books
really liked it
From my blog:

I'm really enjoying the informality - the way each contributor has his or her own voice - how we find out not only the works that are sup
Feb 2004
Oct 21, 2010