This graduation season, what better gift is there for those who are finishing high school or college than a copy of beloved storyteller Pat Conroy’s My Reading Life, a celebration of the books and writers that have shaped his life? Written with Conroy’s trademark pathos and wit, each chapter offers a compelling case for reading as widely and deeply as we can. Conroy includes wonderful anecdotes from his school days, moving accounts of how reading pulled him through dark times, and even lists of books that particularly influenced him at various stages of his life, including grammar school, high school, and college. A passionate ode to lifelong learning, Conroy’s memoir belongs on the shelf of any new graduate.
“Timely as well as timeless … Elegant, evocative, and elegaic.”
“The 15 essays in My Reading Life should delight curious readers … [Conroy] is fun to read and debate.”