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Reading in Bed

(2015)
A non fiction book by

 
 
If you love to read, or write, or both, you'll appreciate Brain Doyle - passionate observer of and commentator on all things written. In this ultimate collection of his thoughts on writers and writing and readers and reading, he covered everything from what the books people keep stashed in the cars or sitting on their bookshelves tell you about them, to the pleasures of reading box scores or what's hung on refrigerator doors, to the scent that books and newspapers give off as they age, to literary genres of books about nature or travel or Portland or almost any subject you can name, to (in his humble opinion) the great and not-so-great-but-still-essential writers, to why the essay is the coolest wildest literary form of all. But don't believe us, listen to him:
"Think how many times in your own work you were typing along happily, cursing and humming, and suddenly you wrote something you didn't know you felt so powerfully, and maybe you cried right there by the old typewriter, and marveled, not always happily, at what dark thread your typing had pulled from the mysterious fabric of your heart. Maybe that happens the most with essays. This could be."

    

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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Reading in Bed
Author(s): Brian Doyle
ISBN: 0-87946-653-7 / 978-0-87946-653-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: ACTA Publications
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January 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Reading in Bed: Brief Headlong Essays about Books & Writers & Reading & Readers
Author(s): Brian Doyle (Tr
ISBN: 0-9961362-0-7 / 978-0-9961362-0-4
Publisher: Corby Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Reading In Bed: Brief headlong essays about books & writers & reading & readers
Author(s): Brian Doyle
Publisher: ACTA Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA