Dear Fahrenheit 451

Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks

A librarian's snarky, laugh-out-loud funny & moving collection of letters to the books in her life

By Annie Spence Read by Stephanie Spicer Humorous / Literary / Nonfiction / Short Stories & Collections English, Unabridged 5h 37m Sell Sheet
Format Release Date List Price Your Price ISBN
5 Audio CDs October 10, 2017 $49.99 $39.99 9781520087566 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs October 10, 2017 $29.99 $19.99 9781520087603 Add to Cart
							Librarians spend their lives weeding-not weeds, but books-books that have reached the end of their shelf life both literally and figuratively. They remove books that patrons no longer check out, and they put back books they treasure. Annie Spence, who has a decade of experience as a Midwestern librarian, does this not only at her Michigan library but also at home, for her neighbors, at cocktail parties-everywhere. 

In Dear Fahrenheit 451, she addresses those books directly. We read her love letters to The Goldfinch and Matilda as well as her snarky break-ups with Fifty Shades of Grey and Dear John. Her notes to The Virgin Suicides and The Time Traveler's Wife feel like classics that are sure to strike a powerful chord. Through the lens of the books in her life, Annie comments on feminism, culture, health, poverty, childhood aspirations, and more. Hilarious, compassionate, and wise, Dear Fahrenheit 451 is the consummate book-lover's birthday present, stocking stuffer, holiday gift, and all-purpose humor book.

"Charming and cheerful in tone, this audiobook is guaranteed to remind listeners of books and authors they have loved and hated and to entice them to try others among those appealingly described here." - Booklist

"Spence's voice is ultimately so warm, funny, and specific… she's special because she has a unique ability to capture the thoughts and feelings of book lovers…" - NPR

"A librarian delivers a charming epistolary volume that begs to be read with pencil in hand...A smart, funny, forthright librarian in book form." - Kirkus Reviews

"Readers (and librarians especially) will appreciate the sly stabs or 'roasting' that the author makes to point out fine and not-so-fine moments of key books that she is contemplating removing from her shelf. She weaves in stories from her life inside a library (which is fodder for chuckles in itself). Perfect for fans of Jenny Lawson." - Library Reads

"...perfect for any bibliophile and terrifically funny. This book should appeal to readers who are looking for the next Texts from Jane Eyre, or those who enjoyed that concept but don't especially like texting. It will also attract anyone who, upon walking into someone's house, first side-eyes the bookshelves and instantly judges. VERDICT Highly recommended." - Library Journal, Starred Review

"Dear Dear Fahrenheit 451, thanks for the lovely reminder of the ways we find ourselves in books." - Booklist, Starred Review