Confessions of a COMMON reader???
This book is a dream come true for all of you workaholic bibliophiles out there. Small enough to fit in your purse or briefcase, full of short (eg, perfect for reading on the subway, in a waiting room, during your lunch break, etc), witty and thought-provoking essays about, what else, reading. For a even smaller (but equally tantalizing) taste of Ms. Fadiman's work, read her Amazon.com essay.