How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature Free LifeHow Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life
By Dan Wilbur

This humorous book from Perigee looks at literature for those who don’t have the time or inclination to actually read. Written by the founder of, it’s like a twisted visual CliffsNotes for adults. Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange becomes Way Easier to Watch Than Read, while Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States becomes White People Ruin Everything. Wilbur offers far more than just mock book covers, though: He guides you through the buzzwords you’ll need at cocktail parties to sound well-read, and even includes literary insults. The perfect book for someone who hasn’t read one since high school.

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