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Reading with the Stars: A Celebration of…

Reading with the Stars: A Celebration of Books and Libraries

by Leonard Kniffel

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This was, once I got into it, really quick and very fun. It made me feel very fond of some people I'd already loved, like Julie Andrews, and some I'd never even thought about, like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Laura Bush, Ralph Nader, and Jamie Lee Curtis. And it made me feel guilty for my snobbery regarding Oprah's book club. Few people have done as much for libraries and literacy as she has, and I don't know, I just feel like maybe I need to give those little stickers a chance. Anyway, if you like librarying or reading or celebrities, read this. It's fun.
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American Libraries editor in chief Leonard Kniffel offers a compelling collection of interviews with prominent figures--all of whom have special connections to libraries. From President Barack Obama to actress Julie Andrews; from basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to former First Lady and librarian Laura Bush and many others, stars of literature, politics, entertainment, and the public arena speak with Kniffel about the ways libraries have been critical in their lives. Other highlights of this delightful volume
TV icon Oprah Winfrey talks about library books as "her pass to personal freedom"
Hard-boiled wordsmith David Mamet claims the public library as his "alma mater"
Software mogul Bill Gates discusses his groundbreaking library computerization project and why he feels libraries are an important focus of his investment
Former Vice President Al Gore addresses the "information ecosystem," including how libraries contribute to the informed citizenry that's required to manage today's challenges With plenty to engage library advocates as well as casual readers, Reading with the Stars offers proof positive that libraries and librarians continue to perform vital services and hold a place of honor.

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Collects interviews, essays, and speeches from celebrities in the fields of literature, politics, sports, and entertainment that showcase how important the reading experience is to success and happiness.

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2 editions of this book were published by Skyhorse Publishing.

Editions: 1616082771, 1626365490

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