About the Book :
If you really think about it, there are only two kinds of people; those who spend the week before a trek to the Everest base camp climbing stairs and eating right, and those who lie in bed agonising over which book should make it to their backpack. Would You Like Some Bread With That Book? is about this second group, for whom books are not merely words on a page, but milestones around which memories are built. This is a collection of 14 essays about books and reading. It traces literary experiences from lying in the labour room frantically thumbing through the birthing chapter of a pregnancy manual to being spat on by a demented gentleman who sold his library.