How I Write

How I Write

The Secret Lives of Authors

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
Have you ever wondered about the creative process of your favorite authors? Ever wondered who loves money more than life? What doors do the secret keys unlock? What old lady wears fur jackets? Who needs to punch a boxing ball before work? With primary evidence from the very private lives of those contemporary authors that are lingering on the doorstep of the literary canon, How I Write is an editorial powerhouse of more than sixty original features by Jonathan Franzen, Jeffrey Eugenides, Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Moody, Will Self, Nicole Krauss, and many others. Letters, photographs, drawings, even candy wrappers, phone bills, and other scattered mementos will be strikingly presented in this smartly designed volume. Using the same research team that previously published the unknown letters of Hunter S. Thompson, Charles Dickens's notebook, Harold Pinter's blues lyrics, and a nude shot of Alan Ginsberg, How I Write offers unpublished and unseen material illuminating the secret lives of authors. A must-have for the growing fan base of McSweeny's and other literary magazines, the book, designed by legendary and award-winning art director Vince Frost, will also be a perfect gift for all writers, readers, and anyone interested in books, ideas, and design.

Baker & Taylor
A striking anthology of writings by some of the world's most provocative authors includes a selection of letters, essays, photographs, memorabilia, and other features from Jonathan Franzen, Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Moody, Will Self, Jeffrey Eugenides, and other seminal writers.

Blackwell North Amer
Where do writers get their ideas? How do they deal with writer's block? What gets them high? What gets them low? What do they do all day?
With original contributions from some of the most established authors in the world, How I Write is an editorial powerhouse of more than sixty essays, featuring Jonathan Franzen, Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Moody, Alan Hollinghurst, Will Self, Nicole Krauss, A. S. Byatt, and many others. The idea was to create a book that worked like an old curiosity shop, full of letters, photographs, drawings, illustrations, and other scattered mementos.
Edited by the creator of the cult-literary magazine Zembla, and designed by art director Vince Frost, How I Write is a must-have for all writers, readers, and anyone interested in books, ideas and design.

Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2007
ISBN: 9780847829422
0847829421
Branch Call Number: 808 HOW
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Oltermann, Philip 1981-
Crowe, Dan 1972-

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