Thursday, June 23, 2011

You Can Judge a Book By Its Cover

This is one of those books I purchased on a whim because it was suggested on Amazon. Perhaps the second time ever that I've done so, and it has ended up being a pleasant little choice. It's a small collection of short essays by great writers. There could be some danger of everything in the book functioning as an exercise in nostalgia, but this doesn't happen. The essays are surprisingly fresh.

In fact, it might be my favorite summer beach read. Each essay is short, often incredibly humorous, and for anyone who cares about the future of the book, generative for greater insight.

Now if I can just look up Jeff Martin and figure out how he has successfully edited and published such volumes. A great idea, coming from an editor in neighboring Tulsa, OK.

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