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Don't Be Afraid of the Dork

Covered in dog hair, Obsessed with books, Wondering what it's all about. I suspect the answer is ice cream and the ocean.

A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter - William Deresiewicz Part memoir, part literary analysis. The author uses Jane Austen's novels to illuminate certain periods of his life as a young man. His emphasis is on the lessons each novel conveys. It is interesting to examine her novels this way as indeed Austen likely intended them to be read. As a lover of her books, it is easy to get caught up in the stories and wonderful characters and forget that Austen was also endeavoring making a particular point within each of her novels.

Bottom line: a quick interesting read thats a bit trite but if you love Austen you'll likeley enjoy this book. After all, Deresiewicz is a fan and what Austen lover would dislike reading such an unabashedly admiring work.