Thank You for all the BOOK recommendations!

I asked you to help me find books about writing that read like memoir, & you all came through in the most spectacular fashion. Thank you!

I only need one book, but so many great and highly recommended titles came through I thought it best to share the whole list with everyone.

  • The Poetry Home Repair Manual by Ted Kooser
  • On Writing Well by William Zinsser
  • Save the Cat Jessica Brody
  • Pity the Reader by Kurt Vonnegut
  • How to Write: Advice and Reflections by Richard Rhodes
  • The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
  • Daybook by Anne Truitt. (It’s about her sculptural practice, but it’s so applicable to writing.)
  • On Writing by Stephen King
  • Writing Brave & Free by Ted Kooser
  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
  • Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
  • Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One & Never Lets Them Go by Les Edgerton
  • A Moveable Feast by Earnest Hemingway
  • Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir by Amy Tan
  • The Wanting was A Wilderness by Alden Jones
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
  • Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women Edited by Jayne Ann Krentz
  • “The Getaway Car: A Practical Memoir about Writing and Life” essay in Ann Patchett’s nonfiction collection This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. 

We need two books for the secret project. I already picked one, and now Imari & I are combing through this list for our second one. Thanks again for all of your help. I appreciate you!

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