Books for Living by Will Schwalbe

Books for Living

From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something new? To escape from reality? For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense...

Title:Books for Living
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ISBN:0385353545
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages

Books for Living Reviews

  • Diane Barnes
    Jan 18, 2017
    I love Will Schwalbe. I have loved him ever since reading "The End of Your Life Book Club". I love him so much that I actually bought this book in hardback the day it was released because I need it to be on my shelf. I love him because when I finished his previous book, I sent him an email about how...
  • Kaitlin S.
    Oct 10, 2016
    "A book doesn't need to be thick enough to stop bullets. It doesn't need to lower your cholesterol. It doesn't even need to be a force for social good, though it's tremendous when it is. It just needs to be 'an affirmation of life against the transience of life, an essential defiance.' It just needs...
  • Elyse
    Dec 23, 2016
    I'm about to begin my 3rd round. I kinda love this book......'lots'!!!!!! Will Schwalbe is forever the "What Are You Reading" guy....for me. He brought electric power to the sentence. To quote The Washington Post....[from when he wrote "The End of Your Life Book Club"]......."Schwalbe... highlights ...
  • Susan
    Oct 30, 2016
    Author Will Schwabe previously had a huge success with his moving memoir, “The End of Your Life Book Club,” about books he shared with his terminally ill mother. In this volume, he looks at the place of books in the modern world. He is not anti social media, but he says he still feels that...
  • Linda Quinn
    Nov 15, 2016
    "I used to say that the greatest gift you could ever give anyone is a book. But I don't say that anymore because I no longer think it's true. I now say that a book is the second greatest gift. I've come to believe that the greatest gift you can give anyone is to take the time to talk with someone ab...
  • Diane S ☔
    Dec 05, 2016
    Books about books, I can never resist them Love reading about books others love, the meanings they find in them, books to guide one and book read to gain knowledge. This book covers all this and more. Loved his The End of Your Life Book Club, though sad I found it a special read. He uncovers further...
  • Lauren
    Jan 31, 2017
    Every time you read, you are learning how to read.Each book - each new author - is a refining of this process of learning how to read.I've been mulling over this concept, from Schwalbe's essay on Zen and the Art of Archery and "mastering the art of reading", since I read it last night. I know it's t...
  • Amalia Gavea
    Jan 01, 2017
    ''Reading challenges you to figure out what kind of person you want to be.'' I might as well spare you all with my boring introduction and tell you this is an astonishing book. Not simply good or well-written or interesting, but astonishing! One of the best non-fiction books I've ever read, one of ...

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