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William Deresiewicz

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A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter (2011)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This book, about the life lessons one man gained from reading and studying the works of Jane Austen, is a great example of why the time of life during which you read a book makes a difference. The author admits to dismissing Austen before he had just the right teacher, and then h...
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life (2014)
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review 1: Deresiewicz's book was very well-written, if a little bitter and caustic at some points. I related to his book a lot as a member (or a "product") of the system he mentioned, as one who has fallen under the illusion that hard work was mostly what got me to where I was. For it was ...
La vita secondo Jane Austen (2012)
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review 1: While I have long favored team Bronte (Charlotte and Emily especially) over Austen, this amazing book pushed me to read the rest of her novels (I had only read Emma and Pride and Prejudice before), and found much more to love, thanks to Deresiewicz's enthusiasm. Each chapter foc...
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