More Baths Less Talking: Notes from the Reading Life of a Celebrated Author Locked in Battle with Football, Family, and Time Itself

More Baths Less Talking: Notes from the Reading Life of a Celebrated Author Locked in Battle with Football, Family, and Time Itself

Nick Hornby


“Read what you take pleasure in, no longer what bores you,” Nick Hornby tells us. that straightforward, releasing, and vital directive animates each one installment of the prestigious critic and author’s per 30 days column within the Believer. during this pleasant and never-musty travel of his interpreting lifestyles, Hornby tells us not only what to learn, yet tips to read.

Whether tackling a dismayingly cumbersome biography of Dickens whereas his teenagers damage whatever within the subsequent room, or getting sucked right into a severe evaluation of Celine Dion in the course of an intensely fought football fit that includes his loved Arsenal, or devouring a complete sequence of children’s books whereas on holiday, Hornby’s stories are wealthy, witty, and infrequently madcap. those essays seize the enjoyment and ire, the depression and excitement of the book-lover’s lifestyles, and should allure both to either monocle-wearing salonnieres and other people, like him, who spend loads of time considering Miley Cyrus’s subsequent role.

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