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Established in 2007 by the Leatherby Libraries, the Community of Readers is the summer reading program for Chapman University. This program is open to everyone who has borrowing privileges at the Leatherby Libraries and a current library account, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Members select books from the Leatherby Libraries and receive prizes upon submission of their first review. The only requirement is that books must be obtained through the Leatherby Libraries.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
Joshua Ferris
Call Number
1st Floor McNaughton
Highly Recommended
Book Review
Paul C. O’Rourke, DDS is a misanthrope. As an equal opportunity hater, there is little that he doesn’t have a nasty comment about: religion, technology, phones (which he calls “me-machines”), relationships, and the world in general. Hijinks ensue when someone commandeers his identity in the virtual world. From creating a website for his dental practice to a Facebook page to a very active Twitter account, the ersatz Paul C. O’Rourke seems to be living life more fully realized than the real Paul. Ferris’s dark, dark humor makes this book a fun read while still forcing readers to examine the slings and arrows of modern existence.  
Submitted By
Lugene Rosen
Department or Major
Leatherby Libraries

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