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Quiet, Please

Dispatches from a Public Librarian

Scott Douglas

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An unexpectedly raucous and illuminating memoir set in a Southern California public library. For most of us, librarians are the quiet people behind the desk, who, apart from the occasional "shush," vanish into the background. But in Quiet, Please, McSweeney's contributor Scott Douglas puts the quirky caretakers of our literature front and center. With a keen eye for the absurd and a Kesey-esque cast of characters (witness the librarian who is sure Thomas Pynchon is Julia Roberts's latest flame), Douglas takes us where few readers have gone before. Punctuated by his own highly subjective research into library history--from Andrew Carnegie's Gilded Age to today's Afghanistan--Douglas gives us a surprising (and sometimes hilarious) look at the lives which make up the social institution that is his library.

Customer Reviews

Not bad

For some reason this librarian biography kept me interested in his story all the way to the end. It was well written, minus the typos and punctuation errors. I enjoyed it.

Quiet, Please
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  • $5.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Humor
  • Published: Sep 17, 2010
  • Publisher: Sl
  • Seller: Scott La Counte
  • Print Length: 347 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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