Pat Conroy discusses his latest book, My Reading Life, as well as his experience narrating.
About My Reading Life:
Best-selling author Pat Conroy acknowledges the books that have shaped him and celebrates the profound effect reading has had on his life.
In My Reading Life, Conroy revisits a life of passionate reading. He 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.
Listen to My Reading Life.
©2010 Pat Conroy (P)2010 Random House Audio
I really enjoyed listening to this - although it's short, it was a nice length for my commute, something different to check out for the morning. Check it out!
The story of his mother reading to him in different character voices brings back find memories of my mom reading to me. I enjoyed this conversation.
This is a short interview Pat Conroy gave after recording My Reading Life, which
I read a few years back and loved. The world lost a great voice when he passed away, but this brought back memories of hearing him at author events.
Reading allows me to travel through time; to visit the world's unique and stunning places. To become somebody I am not... It is glorious.
Pat Conroy is a phenomenal author. If you haven't read any of his books, do so now. His facility with the English language is dazzling. He writes how I wish I spoke. He uses adjectives and other modifiers to paint pictures unlike any you will see with almost any other author. I have a hard time picking favorite books or authors... but if I made a short list Pat Conroy would be on it right near the top.
Me? ....... Capable of many moods, and enjoying a vast range of literature. Incapable of uploading a picture and realized none of the Avatars are ......appropriate. That pretty much "tells" it all.
Yes, I enjoyed hearing how he was drawn into writing this book. He is one of my favorite authors, top 5 in fact.
I realized I didn't care for his performance voice in the interview. My BAD I just had a different memory, I think it is more like Nick's memorable performance in Prince of Tides. I guess the entire thing boils down to, " youuuhoo, southern boy's got your fiddle", yes, it's truly to my ear "THE SOUTHERN WAY" and I just didn't hear it in this interview. I would probably love to read any of Pat's books rather than hear him read them to me.
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