How To Get Rid Of Books, by The Awl
Jared Sperli stashed this in books
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First, you have to identify the keepers.
A book is safe in my home if it meets any of the following criteria:
- a) I like it.
- b) I like its author.
- c) I intend to like it when I get around to reading it.
- d) It’s a classic.
- e) It has sentimental value.
- f) It’s autographed (e.g., my long-dead grandfather’s personalized copy of J. Edgar Hoover’s Masters of Deceit: The Story of Communism in America and How to Fight It).
- g) Its premise amuses me (I Was Jacqueline Kennedy’s Dressmaker).