19. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Biographies, Informational Book, NonFiction

Who the Hell Is Pansy O'Hara?: The Fascinating Stories Behind 50 of the World's Best-Loved Books by Jenny Bond, Chris Sheedy, 336 pages, read by Angie, on 12/19/2012

Have you ever wondered about the lives of some of your favorite authors or how they came up with the ideas for their books. Well then this book is for you. Who the Hell is Pansy O’Hara? is a fascinating look at 50 of the best loved books. Chapter range from Pride and Prejudice to The War of the Worlds to Harry Potter. We get short bios of all the authors and then the story behind their most popular and known books. What I found fascinating was how small a world it is. A lot of these authors interacted with each other or other great writers of their day. Many went to school with, taught or were taught by big names in the literary world. This is a great book for book lovers. It really made me want to read/reread some of the books listed.

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