I took a flyer on this book. Picked it up for one reason, the author’s name. After having just finished “Wonder Boys,” I figured why not? Maps and Legends by Michael Chabon is a book of story stories about reading and writing.
What I love about this book is that it dispels the notion of “serious” literature by making the case for ALL kinds of literature including things like science fiction and comic books. And, what these types of writing do for our mind and body.
As you know by now, I am no academic. In fact, my goal in life is to infuriate as many academics as possible. A little side project if you will. So I love when someone of note makes it okay to feel the way we do about our beloved literature no matter who wrote it or how it was received.