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My Life with Bob
256 pages; Henry Holt and Co.
For decades the editor of The New York Times Book Review has chronicled everything she's read—from Miss Piggy's Guide to Life to The Magic Mountain—in a journal she calls Bob (a.k.a. Book of Books). Now she's sharing these reflections, revealing a bibliophile's treasure trove of insights.
— Hamilton Cain, Natalie Beach, Erin Vanderhoof