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Books for Living - Some Thoughts on Reading, Reflecting, and Embracing Life-logo

Books for Living - Some Thoughts on Reading, Reflecting, and Embracing Life

Will Schwalbe

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 of the world, to become a better person, and to find the answers to the big (and small) questions about how to live his life. In this delightful celebration of reading, Schwalbe invites us along on his quest for books that speak to the specific challenges of living in our modern world, with all its noise and distractions. In each chapter, he discusses a particular book-what brought him to it (or vice versa), the people in his life he associates with it, and how it became a part of his understanding of himself in the world. These books span centuries and genres (from classic works of adult and children's literature to contemporary thrillers and even cookbooks), and each one relates to the questions and concerns we all share. Throughout, Schwalbe focuses on the way certain books can help us honor those we've loved and lost, and also figure out how to live each day more fully. Rich with stories and recommendations, Books for Living is a treasure for everyone who loves books and loves to hear the answer to the question: "What are you reading?" From the Hardcover edition.

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 of the world, to become a better person, and to find the answers to the big (and small) questions about how to live his life. In this delightful celebration of reading, Schwalbe invites us along on his quest for books that speak to the specific challenges of living in our modern world, with all its noise and distractions. In each chapter, he discusses a particular book-what brought him to it (or vice versa), the people in his life he associates with it, and how it became a part of his understanding of himself in the world. These books span centuries and genres (from classic works of adult and children's literature to contemporary thrillers and even cookbooks), and each one relates to the questions and concerns we all share. Throughout, Schwalbe focuses on the way certain books can help us honor those we've loved and lost, and also figure out how to live each day more fully. Rich with stories and recommendations, Books for Living is a treasure for everyone who loves books and loves to hear the answer to the question: "What are you reading?" From the Hardcover edition.
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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 of the world, to become a better person, and to find the answers to the big (and small) questions about how to live his life. In this delightful celebration of reading, Schwalbe invites us along on his quest for books that speak to the specific challenges of living in our modern world, with all its noise and distractions. In each chapter, he discusses a particular book-what brought him to it (or vice versa), the people in his life he associates with it, and how it became a part of his understanding of himself in the world. These books span centuries and genres (from classic works of adult and children's literature to contemporary thrillers and even cookbooks), and each one relates to the questions and concerns we all share. Throughout, Schwalbe focuses on the way certain books can help us honor those we've loved and lost, and also figure out how to live each day more fully. Rich with stories and recommendations, Books for Living is a treasure for everyone who loves books and loves to hear the answer to the question: "What are you reading?" From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jeff Harding

Length:

7h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:03


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:02


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:19


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:37


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:59


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:42


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:19


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:41


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:54


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:59


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:39


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:45


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:34


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:46


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

00:29