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Larry McMurtry is known to be reclusive and extremely private, rarely giving interviews or making public appearances. Audiences are therefore sure to be eager to read this intimate and surprisingly personal memoir of the brilliant writer’s love affair with books. McMurtry writes about his life as a boy growing up in a largely bookless world; as a young man devouring the world of literature; as a fledgling writer and family man; and as one of America’s most prominent “bookmen,” becoming the astute and adventurous collector who would eventually open stores of rare and collectible books in Georgetown, Houston, and his hometown of Archer, Texas.

In Books: A Memoir, McMurtry gives us a lively look at the eccentrics who collect, sell, or simply lust after rare books. Books is like the best kind of diary—full of wonderful anecdotes, amazing characters, great gossip, and shrewd observations about authors, book people, literature, and himself. At once chatty, revealing, and deeply satisfying, Books is erudite, life-loving, and full of great stories.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mike | 3/28/2011

    " Good read until last few chapters about certain eccentric acquaintances.:) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Linda | 3/15/2011

    " I got tired of McMurtry's account of his life as a book collector, and didn't finish the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sandy | 3/8/2011

    " Interesting and I enjoyed it very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sara | 2/20/2011

    " The author of Lonesome Dove and former Rice University student takes a look at his love affair with reading and writing. It resonated with me :-) "

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