Friday, March 21, 2008
An Alphabetical Life by Wendy Werris (a review)
3 out of 5: This is a memoir about Werris’s life journey through the book world. Werris started by working for her local, indie bookstore and eventually moved into the male-dominated world of publishers' representatives. Certain aspects of this story were interesting, including the inner workings of book stores and the relationships between book buyers and publisher's reps. Other incidents described in the book, however, seemed to be included only as a way for Werris to drop in names of famous people she's met along the way. This was not a bad book, but there are better choices (Lewis Buzbee’s The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop).