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    Bridge Ladies When I set out to learn about my mother's bridge club, the Jewish octogenarians behind the matching outfits and accessories, I never expected to fall in love with them. This is the story of the ladies, their game, their gen, and the ragged path that led me back to my mother.
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Blurbs. Having a good blurb week. Two of my clients with books coming out in the fall have been getting some terrific quotes. It’s the first sign from the outside world that the baby is beautiful. It’s long known that most blurbs are the result of strings being pulled, favors called in, and connections. This is not wrong. But sometimes you get a blurb from a writer or expert with no connection to the material and it’s the most amazing feeling. It’s the Sally Field You Really Like me Moment.

Do you read the blurbs on books? Do they influence you in any way?

6 Responses

  1. If they state (succinctly, specifically) what hooked the blurber, I pay attention.

  2. Yes, I always read the blurbs. Love the blurbs. Read the book regardless of who is blurbing. It’s just fun the read a blurb.

  3. I don’t read the blurbs. To me, they are not signal, they are noise.

    I’m glad that you and your clients are having a good blurb week.

    I almost wrote “blub week.”

  4. Once read a blurb by Tom Robbins on a book by Ethan Hawke and walked out of the bookstore empty handed.

  5. I do read the blurbs, but they very rarely influence the purchase of a book. I just like to see who’s chatting up who.

  6. No and no.
    I am more inclined to read book jacket summaries/come-ons

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