Books: A Memoir (CD-Audio)
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Short Description for Books With astonishing charm, grace, and good humor, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Lonesome Dove" returns with a fascinating memoir of his lifelong passion of buying, selling, and collecting rare books.
- Published: 01 August 2008
- Format: CD-Audio
- ISBN 13: 9781400108053 ISBN 10: 1400108055
- Sales rank: 1,584,474
Full description for Books
Larry McMurtry is known to be reclusive and extremely private, rarely giving interviews or making public appearances. Audiences are therefore sure to be eager to read this intimate and surprisingly personal memoir of the brilliant writer's love affair with books. McMurtry writes about his life as a boy growing up in a largely bookless world; as a young man devouring the world of literature; as a fledgling writer and family man; and as one of America's most prominent ""bookmen,"" becoming the astute and adventurous collector who would eventually open stores of rare and collectible books in Georgetown, Houston, and his hometown of Archer, Texas. In "Books: A Memoir," McMurtry gives us a lively look at the eccentrics who collect, sell, or simply lust after rare books. "Books" is like the best kind of diary--full of wonderful anecdotes, amazing characters, great gossip, and shrewd observations about authors, book people, literature, and himself. At once chatty, revealing, and deeply satisfying, "Books" is, like its author, erudite, life-loving, and full of great stories.