Judging a Book by Its Lover: A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere
“Leto is as funny as she is well-read; a delight for bibliophiles and wannabes alike.”—Wylie Overstreet, author of The History of the World According to FacebookLauren Leto, humor blogger and co-author of Texts from Last Night, now offers a fascinating field guide to the hearts and minds of... show more
“Leto is as funny as she is well-read; a delight for bibliophiles and wannabes alike.”—Wylie Overstreet, author of The History of the World According to FacebookLauren Leto, humor blogger and co-author of Texts from Last Night, now offers a fascinating field guide to the hearts and minds of readers everywhere. Judging a Book by Its Lover is like a literary Sh*t My Dad Says—an unrelentingly witty and delightfully irreverent guide to the intricate world of passionate literary debate, at once skewering and celebrating great writers, from Dostoevsky to Ayn Rand to Jonathan Franzen, and all the people who read them. This provocative, smart, and addictively funny tome arose out of Leto’s popular “book porn” blog posts, and it will delight and outrage literature fans, readers of Stuff White People Like and I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar—people obsessed with literary culture and people fed up with literary culture—in equal measure.
Publish date: October 2nd 2012
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 269
Edition language: English
, Literary Criticism
, Books About Books
Series of humorous essays on reading and readers. Tips on how to cheat that you've read certain authors and books. Universal truths that if you are a reader you can relate to. I enjoyed it. Certain essays made me chuckle. I realize that my reading tastes and hers are different. I haven't read many o...
This was an enjoyable enough read about books, but nothing terribly brilliant and not much that stayed with me. I enjoyed some of the lists, even (maybe especially?) the snarky ones, but they often dragged on and on way past the point where I thought the jokes were funny anymore, and I was not imp...
Like most collections of columns or blog posts, this is hit and miss. Unlike most collections of columns or blog posts, the hits are very good, and most of the misses are not that bad. The only part that didn't really work for me is the "how to fake that you've read....". Most of the rest was quite ...
What a perfect mixture of fun, sarcasm and nostalgia. Leto's essays vary from stereotypical assumptions of people and the books they read, to personal memories of chasing the seventh Harry Potter book in Japan and a vivid declaration of love for the printed word and tangible books instead of e-books...