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Joe Queenan has been a columnist for "The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, GQ, " and" Spy." He has written for "Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Golf Digest, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, " and "The New Republic," and contributes to "The New York Times," and "The Guardian." He has appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America, Today, " and "The Daily Show." His books include "The New York Times" bestseller and Notable Book "Closing Time: A Memoir."
"[Queenan's] passion for reading is infectious ... It s so rare to hear such a heartfelt defense of books it s one of the most original works we read this year."" New York Daily News" (Best books of 2012) "A celebration of literature, reading and the call of books from a stylish humorist who has a soft spot for Georges Simenon and a hard time with trendiness and 'astonishing' reviews." "Kansas City Star" (Top 100 books of 2012) "A passionate, at times hilarious, account of a life spent reading and rereading."" Minneapolis Star Tribune" "Queenan's goal isn't just to declare his love for books and to list particular books that he loves, but to suss out the customs of book lovers: to analyze what books mean to his friends and acquaintances (not to mention a few enemies), and how books forge or destroy friendships." Leah Price, "San Francisco Chronicle""