Pat Conroy – My Reading Life


Best-selling author Pat Conroy acknowledges the books that have shaped him and celebrates the profound effect reading has had on his life.

Pat Conroy, the beloved American storyteller, is also a voracious reader. He has for years kept a notebook in which he notes words or phrases, just from a love of language. But reading for him is not simply a pleasure to be enjoyed in off-hours or a source of inspiration for his own writing. It would hardly be an exaggeration to claim that reading has saved his life, and if not his life, then surely his sanity.

In My Reading Life, Conroy revisits a life of passionate reading. He includes wonderful anecdotes from his school days, moving accounts of how reading pulled him through dark times, and even lists of books that particularly influenced him at various stages of his life, including grammar school, high school, and college.

Listeners will be enchanted with his ruminations on reading and books and will want to own and share this perfect gift book for the holidays. And, come graduation time, My Reading Life will establish itself as a perennial favorite, as did Dr. Seusss Oh, the Places Youll Go!

Author: Pat Conroy
Narrator: Pat Conroy
Duration: 7 hours 52 minutes
Released: 10 Feb 2011
Publisher: Random House Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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I had the very great pleasure of meeting Pat at a book signing event at The Citadel. Listening to him read felt like I was just sitting with Pat and hearing him tell of his love of the written word. The homage he gave to people in his life were moving and enlightening. He has done a great service to those books he praised as those I haven’t yet read are high on my “to be read” list. So glad that Pat Conroy chose to read this himself!