In this playful read, comparative literature scholar Leonard Barkan uncovers the profound ways the books you read shape your life. Focusing particularly on the works of Shakespear from King Lear to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Barkan ultimately asks readers to reconsider what it means to read. By showcasing the ways these novels challenge us to assess our own actions and choices, Reading Shakespeare Reading Me (Fordham University Press) brings new life and meaning to reading the great playwright’s works.