There are many gems in this wide ranging book of essays and they can mined in any order you please. Among my favorites are "Sunday at the Dump" and "Why I Like the Telephone" in which Baker recalls the childhood delight he felt in being the person in the household responsible for calling the automated number sponsored by the local bank to get the current time and temperature. The essay entitled "Inky Burden" is a brief but eloquent testament to the pleasure and the power of the printed page.
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 7th, 2012