The book that changed my life : 71 remarkable writers celebrate the books that matter most to them
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New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, c2006.
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xvii, 197 pages ; 20 cm.
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Here are 65 spirited testimonies to the transformative power of reading from 65 distinguished contributors. Books change lives and this one examines this phenomenon. With contributors from fields as disparate as journalism, cooking and the arts, these brief and lively essays tell of the single book that changed the ways they see themselves and the world around them. Contributors include Harold Bloom, Nelson DeMille, Sebastien Junger, Wally Lamb, John McCain and Susan Vreeland.
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Coady, R. J., & Johannessen, J. (2006). The book that changed my life: 71 remarkable writers celebrate the books that matter most to them. New York, N.Y.: Gotham Books.

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Coady, Roxanne J and Joy. Johannessen. 2006. The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them. New York, N.Y.: Gotham Books.

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Coady, Roxanne J and Joy. Johannessen, The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them. New York, N.Y.: Gotham Books, 2006.

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Coady, Roxanne J., and Joy Johannessen. The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them. New York, N.Y.: Gotham Books, 2006. Print.

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