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Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven’t Touched Since High School

“On the eve of my 40th birthday, I reread every book I was assigned in high school English classes and many that you might have been assigned as well to see how they hold up, if we should be reading them as teenagers and what they can teach us about how to be grown-ass adults.”



What do the great books of your youth have to say about your life now? Smokler’s essays on the classics—witty, down-to-earth, appreciative, and insightful—are divided into ten sections, each covering an archetypal stage of life—from youth and first love to family, loss, and the future.

The author not only reminds you about the essential features of each great book but gives you a practical, real-world reason why revisiting it in adulthood is not only enjoyable but useful.

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