Love to Read - Memoir of a Book Lover

Today 9/12/05 on Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

Writer, professor and Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan is one of those lucky people in life who has been able to combine her passion with her profession. She discusses her new memoir, Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading. What a great title. Funny! I can almost hear my wife saying these same words when I mistakenly ask her a question when she's holding a book.

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Another great book-lover memoir is Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman. While not particularly funny, this is a deliciously short book that reads like a love letter to the written word.