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0401 Reading for Survival

February 19, 2013
0401 Reading For Survival 1077
  • Title: Reading for Survival
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1987
  • Publisher: Library of Congress
  • ISBN-10: 0844405663
  • ISBN-13: 9780844405667
  • Cover Artist: Adrianne Onderdonk Dudden

There are only two editions of this unusual nonfiction effort. Without any actual evidence, I think this is the original while this one is a reprint. Update (02/26/2013): I got it wrong; see the comment. If you can find a copy, you should read it. It consists of a dialog between Travis McGee and Meyer about why reading helps mankind survive.

Don’t ask me why the cover is full of alligators. I didn’t draw it.

Fun fact: This is the only book written by John D MacDonald whose English title begins with the letter “R”.

Update (02/26/2013): Thanks to Steve Scott for knowing who the cover artist is.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Steve Scott permalink
    February 19, 2013 4:18 pm

    Actually, this is a Book of the Month Club reprint, the other is the original, illustrated and designed by Adrianne Onderdonk Dudden.

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