The Books That Changed My Life by Bethanne Patrick. Published by Regan Arts

As a librarian and an avid reader, I love books like this. Call it an occupational hazard, but I find myself looking at the titles of books people are reading in airports and doctor’s office. What a person reads reveals so mush about who they are. I also wonder, if when asked to contribute to a book like this, people respond with the book that actually mattered to them, or with the book they THINK should have mattered. In this mix of authors, actors and politicians, it’s not always easy to tell, but I believe most of the people interviewed were sincere (of course there was the politician that chose the Bible). My favorites were the people who named Judy Blume, Ellen Raskin and Madeleine L’Engle and other children’s authors. Most people chose books that helped them make sense of the world, aspire to something more or just let them know that they were not alone in what they were feeling or living. This is a real treat for readers everywhere

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