A Farewell To Bad Books Jonathan Karp, the publisher and editor-in-chief of Twelve, explains why we're living in "the age of the disposable book" and why he believes most books will inevitably wind up in the bargain bin.

A Farewell To Bad Books

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In a recent article published in The Washington Post, author Jonathan Karp says there are too many books these days — and too many bad books at that. According to Karp, the selections include "self-aggrandizing memoirs by recovering addicts; poignant portraits of heroic pets; [and] hyperbolic ideological tracts by insufferable cable TV pundits."

The publisher and editor-in-chief of Twelve explains why most of these disposable books will inevitably wind up in the bargain bin — or, more likely, in the mulcher.

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