Judging a Book by Its Lover: A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere
By Lauren Leto
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- Started reading:
- 1 December 2012
- Finished reading:
- 15 December 2012
A deftly-blended mixture of earnestness, whimsicality and flat-out snark, Judging a Book by Its Lover is a sideways glance at contemporary book culture, featuring rules for bookstore hookups, how to describe a memoir in a single tweet, and a frightfully-detailed guide on How to Fake It when authors are being discussed and you really didn’t want to read them in the first place which latter, incidentally, is placed after her tale of David Foster Wallace-inflicted woe. There’s also a handy guide to stereotyping fans of various authors: fans of Dan Brown, for instance, are “people who used to get lost in supermarkets when they were kids.” Author Lauren Leto cofounded Texts from Last Night, and later got a book out of it; I conclude that she has perhaps more grasp of the Zeitgeist than she ever really wanted.