Book Club - A Jane Austen Education

Deborah Harkness
Alex George
Ann Napolitano
William Deresiewicz
Jessica Spotswood
Geraldine Brooks
Brené Brown
Stephanie McAfee
Sophie Morgan
Tana French
Terry McMillan
Jen Lancaster
Geneen Roth
Julie Klam
Amy Kalafa
Ally Condie
Julia Cameron
Kate Marshall & David Marshall
Sylvia Day
Edited by Stacy Morrison, Julie Ross Godar & Rita Arens
Amor Towles
Jeremy Page
Dominique Browning
Karen White
Stephen Dau
Laura Moriarty
Laura Dave
Sapphire
Kim Edwards
Jeffrey Zaslow
Claire Bidwell Smith
Seré Prince Halverson
Eleanor Brown
Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
Lisa Gardner
Linwood Barclay
Liane Moriarty
Gayle Forman
William D. Lassek, M.D. & Steven J.C. Gaulin, Ph.D.
Vanessa Williams & Helen Williams
A Jane Austen Education

What A Jane Austen Education Taught Me

I used to think I liked Pride and Prejudice better with zombies. It turns out, what I needed was a Jane Austen education of my own.  Read more >

A Jane Austen Education: One Man's Life Lessons From the Reigning Queen of Chick Lit

A guy who’s read Jane Austen? Now that’s impressive!  Read more >

Enlightened by A Jane Austen Education

Going into the experience of reading A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz, I knew absolutely nothing of Jane Austen. If pressed, I probably could have come up with one or two titles of her books, but I had certainly never read one, and had never even seen a movie adaptation of one.  Read more >

I Still Don't Like Jane Austen (But William Deresiewicz Amuses Me)

I've always hated Jane Austen novels. It's the non-conformist in me. So many of my girlfriends worshiped her growing up -- seriously, two of my best friends sewed themselves period dresses and bonnets to attend the first showing of Pride and Prejudice -- that I was practically obligated to despise her.  Read more >

An Education on Jane Austen

As the saying goes, pride cometh before a fall and fall I did in to the pages of A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz.  Read more >

William Deresiewicz Is Refreshing...

In his book, A Jane Austen Education, William Deresiewicz grabbed my attention from the very first line, "I was twenty-six, and about as dumb, in all human things, as any twenty-six-year-old has a right to be, when I met the woman who would change my life." I was immediately drawn to his self depreciating humor and honesty. I love honesty. I love REAL people. I love when a person can admit he is wrong.  Read more >

Jane Austen Deconstructed

William Deresiewicz's A Jane Austen Education is a required read for all Jane Austen fans. Deresiewicz takes us through each one of Austen’s books, and slowly takes away the layers and helps the reader understand each book for all it is.  Read more >

Jane Austen: Frightening or Thoughtful?

Does Jane Austen scare you, because frankly, she frightened me to no end! I read one of her books, Pride and Prejudice, a month or so ago and it was brutal to get through. I had to pace myself because sometimes I felt like I was going to just throw something at the wall it was getting so boring.  Read more >

A Jane Austen Education Felt More Like a Textbook Than a Memoir

Armed with a warm cup of coffee and my favorite bookmark, I was certain that I’d fly through William Deresiewicz’s memoir of a pretentious grad student who learned to love Jane Austen and changed his life in the process. I read until my daughter woke up, and then put down the book -- and didn’t open it back up for more than a week.  Read more >

Can Everything Worth Knowing About Life and Love Be Learned in a Jane Austen Novel?

Can everything worth knowing about life and love can be learned in a Jane Austen novel? Well, William Deresiewicz thinks so.  Read more >