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Download An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland (Unabridged), by Michael Dirda
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (154 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Dirda Narrator: Jonathan Hogan Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Dirda shares his love for all literature - novels, comic books, poetry, even erotica - in this humorous memoir of his childhood.

Growing up in a bluecollar, Midwestern household of the 50s and 60s, Dirda appalled his father with his insatiable thirst for reading. His humorous remembrances of the works he loved will spark the interest of anyone who savors a good story. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by David | 2/15/2014

    " Dirda is one of our most interesting writers on the subject of reading and its pleasures. In this memoir he was able to articulate how much books and reading meant to his early life in a way that really resonated with me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Susan | 2/4/2014

    " I should have read this one long ago, and I'm glad I finally did. I enjoyed Dirda's writing, and there's nothing like reading about the familiar streets of your hometown. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Zeke | 1/22/2014

    " If it weren't set in my hometown, I might rate it a "3" as I'm not overly interested in Dirda's coming of age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristin | 1/19/2014

    " Want to fall in love with reading again? Get to a bookstore and pick this up. "

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