Author: Lauren Leto
Tongue in cheek, Leto describes the avante garde reading lists of all kinds of characters and their traits. I had not read MOST of the authors in this tome of Who to Read and What Kind of Person You Are When You Read it. Leto skips merrily through some of our great authors and some of the best of today’s international fiction, with humor and satire.
Not only for bibliophiles, this Field Guide will have you laughing out loud while teaching you the ins and outs of modernism, realism, post modernism, etc., as Leto disses some of the most popular fiction writers out there today.
Totally funny, extremely informative, this is a great gift for all those who walk through life with a book in their nose.
She also tells readers who to quote and what to say about the great writers if you want to impress your date or the Head of the English Department at Harvard at his cocktail party. Tongue and cheek as she is, we can’t help but see ourselves, those of us who dress to impress, in her descriptions of what to say about Hemingway over your martini or how to analyze Ann Rand as you step on your date’s toe at the Foundation Get-together. Humor and intelligentsia meet!
- The dos and dont’s of bookstore hookups
- The Rules of Book Club, starting with the first rule of Book Club is you have to talk about Book Club
- How to fake it, or everything you need to know to casually discuss some of the most recognizable classic and contemporary authors
- How YOU can write like Stieg Larsson, Joan Didion, Malcolm Gladwell, Jhumpa Lahiri, Raymond Carver and Junot Diaz
- How e-readers are taking away our ability to instantly judge people based on their choise of reading material in public places
The co-founder of the website Texts From Last Night does her thing!
(If you just got accepted to Mensa, think again)
Judging a Book by Its Lover: A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere is available on Amazon.com and from other booksellers.
Ratings are based on a 5-star scale
Review by Broad “A” – Ava
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