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The World is Just a Book Away Recognizing The Life Changing Nature Of Reading, Owens Set Out In 2002 To Create A Unique And Deeply Moving Collection Of Stories At First Glance, The 60 People In This Anthology May Not Seem To Have Much In Common But They All Share Their Personal Love Of Books And Reading In The World Is Just A Book Away James Owens Provides Readers With Unique Insight Into The Personal Stories Of 5 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Actors, Royalty, World Leaders, Scientists, Humanitarians, And Other Prominent People, Including His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson, Senator Edward M Kennedy, Yo Yo Ma, Jude Law, Miep Gies, Jane Goodall, Martin Scorsese, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Buzz Aldrin, And Many.


10 thoughts on “The World is Just a Book Away

  1. says:

    I feel very fortunate to have won this book on the Goodreads Giveaways When it arrived, just the title made me feel I was handling a treasure The cover is unusual there is a crowd of small pencil sketches of the faces of all of those people who contributed essays to the book over that is a clear dust jacket with the title in big blue letters overlaying the faces, which has an arresting effect It gives a sense of the way in which so many different people are united in one meaningful pleasure I feel very fortunate to have won this book on the Goodreads Giveaways When it arrived, just the title made me feel I was handling a treasure The cover is unusual there is a crowd of small pencil sketches of the faces of all of those people who contributed essays to the book over that is a clear dust jacket with the title in big blue letters overlaying the faces, which has an arresting effect It gives a sense of the way in which so many different people are united in one meaningful pleasure The editor, James J Owens, who is a professor in the business school at the University of Southern California, has spent the past fifteen years collecting responses to his question of what reading, or perhaps a particular book, has meant in the li...


  2. says:

    It took James Owens, a USC professor, 15 years to finish this interesting anthology It contains letters written by notable people about how books and reading have effected their lives Each contributor also selected one orbooks that most influenced them The 60 contributors are diverse Nobel Prize winners, world leaders, royalty, humanitarians, actors actresses, etc There is a sketch of each contributor, a quote, and a letter from each contributor One thing that would have made this b It took James Owens, a USC professor, 15 years to finish this interesting anthology It contains letters written by notable people about how books and reading have effected their lives Each contributor also selected one orbooks that most influenced them The 60 contributors are diverse Nobel Prize winners, world leaders, royalty, humanitarians, actors actresses, etc There is a sketch of each contributor, a quote, and a letter from each contributor One thing that would have made this book even better would have been a brief explanation of who the person is i.e a sentence or two under their photo describing them Although I certainly knew who many of the contributors were, I did not know some of them at all.If you love books, as I do, you ll enjoy this anthology The contributors mention their favorite books many of which I have read and enjoyed There were also books mentioned that I have not...


  3. says:

    This a wonderful book I really enjoyed it It s quite unique in its approach to this topic Each section explains what book or books have most strongly impacted different people s live from famous celebrities to other well known individuals, for example, the actress Sharon Stone I found that I would also choose some of these books that many of these had chosen, and some of the chosen books were books I ve not read But now I ve added some of them to my to read list As the title says The Worl This a wonderful book I really enjoyed it It s quite unique in its approa...


  4. says:

    James took a passion project of 15 years and made it a reality by getting this published It is also a noble cause to raise money for The World Is Just a Book away which opens libraries in countries like Indonesia, Mexico and the U.S to those who don t have readily available access to books.Not being near books is so hard to fathom in a time where we as Goodreads readers can rate thousands of books anytime anywhere Yet, as a community we know the power of books in our lives and how they sh Jam...


  5. says:

    The World is Just a Book Away is a collection of many famous individuals who speak about that one book that inspired them to become life long learners and readers I was very surprised of the books I have in common with some, and hearing about books that I had never read or noticed before reading about them in The World is Just a Book Away There s a great deal to be ...


  6. says:

    I was thrilled to read the essays of some of the world s most notable people describing how they were inspired by books they had read Books unite us and a love of reading can be shared with all the world s peoples I was especially excited to read that all the profits from the sale of this book will go to bringing the world of books to areas where access does not exist Building libraries and portable book mobiles is a wonderful idea Even though I lived in Chicago as a child, we had a book mob I was thrilled to read the essays of some of the world s most notable people describing how they were inspired by...


  7. says:

    Loved this book If you re a curious bookworm like me you ll enjoy this book immensely as it answer the questions what are they reading What s their favorite book Tons of famous people talking about their favorite books and how they impacted their lives sometimes at the very most important juncture Just readi...


  8. says:

    A moving collection of remembrances written by leading celebrities the world overall famous for their own reasons Each contribution describes the amazing love of literature each person has cultivating Some stories are moving and others are funny, eac...


  9. says:

    I won this book thought a giveaway, it is an excellent book Such a great idea to compile all of those different stories, I really enjoyed reading through it and was very inspired by its content


  10. says:

    What a great book The stories were real and I was just swept away by all of them Barry


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