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Title:
Biblioholism : the literary addiction
Author:
Raabe, Tom.
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Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Pub., [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
223 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781555912406
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Have you ever ... Awakened, the morning after a book-buying spree, unable to remember how many books you bought or how much you spent? Been reprimanded or fired for reading on the job? Had to sit down with your family to discuss your book-buying and reading habits? You are not alone. Your complete recovery awaits you--just buy one more book!


Author Notes

Dedicated biblioholic, former high school athletics teacher, and avid traveler, Tom Raabe has worked for newspapers in Portland, Maine, and San Diego. He has worked for the last decade or so as a freelance editor and writer in Denver, Colorado


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Prefacep. 11
Chapter 1 Confessions of a Biblioholicp. 15
Chapter 2 Anatomy of an Addictionp. 28
Physical Symptomsp. 30
Living Environmentp. 32
Quality of Lifep. 33
The Later Stagesp. 35
Biblioholism: Weakness or Disease?p. 40
Chapter 3 Taking the Test: Are You a Biblioholic?p. 44
How Big of a Problem??????p. 45
Chapter 4 The History of the Bookp. 52
Chapter 5 Bibliomaniacs and Bibliophilesp. 68
Biblioholism: The Literary Addiction
Chapter 6 Collectomaniap. 74
Rarityp. 77
Conditionp. 78
First Editionsp. 80
Autographed, Inscribed, and Dedicated Copiesp. 81
Erratap. 83
Chapter 7 Variants of the Diseasep. 85
Readaholicsp. 86
Bibliowebbiesp. 88
Scholarsp. 89
Bibliotaphsp. 92
Biblioclastsp. 94
Bibliophagip. 96
Chapter 8 Biblionarcissismp. 98
Talk That Talkp. 103
Walk That Walkp. 108
Chapter 9 We Are What We Buyp. 115
The Money-Limit Buyerp. 119
The No-More-Than-$5.95 Shopperp. 119
The You-Can't-Go-Wrong-For-Seventy-Five-Cents Rationalep. 120
Ulyssesizationp. 121
Micheneritisp. 122
Contingency Buyers or the Going-Where-No-Man-Has-Gone-Before Syndromep. 123
The Nothing-Here-But-Us-Lemmings Buyerp. 124
The Discovery Buyer or the I-Knew-Garp-Before-Robin-Williams Buyerp. 125
The Self-Helpistp. 128
Getting Them into the Housep. 129
Chapter 10 Fantasy Bookstorep. 132
General Ambiencep. 135
Inventoryp. 137
Bookstore Personnelp. 138
The Used-Book Roomp. 144
Chapter 11 Readingp. 146
Reading in Restaurantsp. 148
Reading on the Toiletp. 151
Reading in Bedp. 152
Reading while Travelingp. 154
Reading at Workp. 157
Reading at a Nonbiblioholic's Housep. 162
Chapter 12 To Stack and Protectp. 165
Dr. Johnson: Book-Slob Extraordinairep. 174
Chapter 13 Lendingp. 177
The Final Actp. 184
Chapter 14 The Curep. 186
Total Abstinencep. 187
Find Something Else to Lovep. 189
Marriagep. 190
Bookwormsp. 192
Buy Till It Hurtsp. 194
Afterwordp. 196
Endnotesp. 211
Bibliographyp. 219
About the Authorp. 223