The Best Times

The Best Times

John Roderigo Dos Passos (b.1896, d.1970) was a writer, painter, and political activist.

Author: John Dos Passos

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ISBN: 1504011465

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

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A record of his childhood, young adulthood, and twenties, The Best Times is a collage of cherished memories. He reflects on the joys of an itinerant life enriched by new and diverse friendships, customs, cultures, and cuisines. Luminary personalities and landscapes abound in the 1920s literary world Dos Passos loved. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, E.E. Cummings, Gerald and Sara Murphy, Horsley Gantt--they are his beloved friends. Spain, the French Riviera, Paris, Persia, the Caucasus--they are his beloved footpaths.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Book of Life

The Book of Life

This Is A Uniquely Enjoyable Immersion In Some Of The World'S Best, And Most Personal, Writing. The Book of Life is an intensely captivating, diverse collection of the best-written memoir and autobiography through history.

Author: Eve Claxton

Publisher: Ebury Press

ISBN: 0091900336

Category: Autobiographies

Page: 496

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'The three essentials for an autobiography are that its compiler shall have an eccentric father, a miserable childhood and a hell of a time at his public school, and I enjoyed none of these advantages.' PG Wodehouse. THE BOOK OF LIFE is an intensely captivating, diverse collection of the best-written memoir and autobiography through history. Organised into four parts this unusally enriching book begins in childhood and takes us on a thought-provoking journey through the length of a life. Good-sized extracts from some of the world's most extraordinary personalities and writers give unparalleled insight into humanity through the ages and across continents. From Charlie Chaplin's dandily dressed walks through Victorian London and Alan Bennet's wartime childhood in Yorkshire; through the day Muhammed Ali discovered boxing and Gandhi experimented with cigarettes to Primo Levi's capture by Facist Militia at 21 and Katherine Hepburn's first film job at the same age; then onto Nabokov on becoming a late father, Darwin on his lifelong love - his work - and Nelson Mandela on being released from prison at 71. Through contrast and exquisite and frequently funny writing THE BOOK OF LIFE forms an unparalled anthology within a highly popular genre. This is a uniquely enjoyable immersion in some of the world's best, and most personal, writing.
Categories: Autobiographies

The works of Shakspere revised from the best authorities with a memoir and essay on his genius by Barry Cornwall also annotations and remarks by many writers illustr with engr from designs by K Meadows

The works of Shakspere  revised from the best authorities  with a memoir and essay on his genius by Barry Cornwall  also annotations and remarks by many writers  illustr  with engr  from designs by K  Meadows

From your affairs I hinder you too long : good night , Sir Thomas . Lov . Many good nights , my lord : I rest your servant . [ Exeunt Gardiner and Page .

Author: William Shakespeare

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ISBN: OXFORD:555005418

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The Memoir and the Memoirist

The Memoir and the Memoirist

Larson guides the reader from the autobiography and the personal essay to the memoir--a genre focused on a particularly emotional relationship in the author's past, an intimate story concerned more with who is remembering, and why, than ...

Author: Thomas Larson

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780804011006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 211

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The memoir is the most popular and expressive literary form of our time. Writers embrace the memoir and readers devour it, propelling many memoirs by relative unknowns to the top of the best-seller list. Writing programs challenge authors to disclose themselves in personal narrative. Memoir and personal narrative urge writers to face the intimacies of the self and ask what is true. In The Memoir and the Memoirist, critic and memoirist Thomas Larson explores the craft and purpose of writing this new form. Larson guides the reader from the autobiography and the personal essay to the memoir--a genre focused on a particularly emotional relationship in the author's past, an intimate story concerned more with who is remembering, and why, than with what is remembered. The Memoir and the Memoirist touches on the nuances of memory, of finding and telling the truth, and of disclosing one's deepest self. It explores the craft and purpose of personal narrative by looking in detail at more than a dozen examples by writers such as Mary Karr, Frank McCourt, Dave Eggers, Elizabeth Wurtzel, Mark Doty, Nuala O'Faolain, Rick Bragg, and Joseph Lelyveld to show what they reveal about themselves. Larson also opens up his own writing and that of his students to demonstrate the hidden mechanics of the writing process. For both the interested reader of memoir and the writer wrestling with the craft, The Memoir and the Memoirist provides guidance and insight into the many facets of this provocative and popular art form.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Best Memoir

The Best Memoir

How to write my memoir? If you've ever asked this question, The Best Memoir will help you write the story only you can tell.

Author: Boni Wagner-Stafford

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ISBN: 1989059678

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Page: 178

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How to write my memoir? If you've ever asked this question, The Best Memoir will help you write the story only you can tell. Clear, direct, instructive, well-written, and engaging, this simple, succinct memoir guide will help you find your purpose and structure your experiences, improve your writing skills, and steer you away from the mistakes that will keep you from reaching your goal of a completed, publishable manuscript. To write the best memoir, you need help honing your craft: narrative plot structure, outlining, POV, scene setting, dialogue, active voice, show-don't-tell, character and story arc, and more. You also need a foundation of publishing, business, and legal information. But more importantly, you need deep self-awareness and the courage to honest about your less-than-perfect self: the real you. That is how to ensure your readers will believe, enjoy, and recommend your story: not when you cover up the living room furniture of your soul in sticky plastic and ask them to take off their shoes. Inside, you'll learn about: How to define memoir How to start a memoir and write a memoir outline Memoir writing techniques Writing to make an impact Writing to be understood, what works, and why How to write dialogue Writing to set the scene When to use active vs passive voice Mastering show vs tell Identify and make the most of your writing style Vision, revision, and writing your first draft Working with an author coach The path to writing the best memoir is often buried in mucky foliage. Let The Best Memoir become your personal pair of rubber hip-waders. A great resource for anyone who wants to write their memoir.
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The Arvon Book of Life Writing

The Arvon Book of Life Writing

They have distilled the essence of their popular course on memoir, autobiography and biography into this wide-ranging book. The Arvon Book of Life Writing offers three fascinating ways into the genre.

Author: Sally Cline

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408198803

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Fascinating, wide-ranging, hugely knowledgeable - an indispensable guide and a beguiling education William Boyd Packed with insights and advice - just the inspiration to start writing! Jenny Uglow Everyone has a story This book shows how the best writers tell them, and offers advice on how to tell them yourself. Biographers Sally Cline and Carole Angier teach life writing - an area of creative writing that is exploding in popularity - at the world-famous Arvon Foundation. They have distilled the essence of their popular course on memoir, autobiography and biography into this wide-ranging book. The Arvon Book of Life Writing offers three fascinating ways into the genre. First, reflections on their trade by the authors, exploring its special challenges: truth, memory, ethics, evidence and interpretation. Second, personal tips and tales from 32 top British and American life writers - autobiographers and memoirists, literary, sports and celebrity biographers; plus a critic, an agent, a literary editor, two novelists, and a ghost writer. Third, a practical guide, complete with exercises, designed for use in creative writing courses or by individual writers at home. No other book contains such detailed, witty and professional advice on the genre.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Best We Could Do

The Best We Could Do

Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they ...

Author: Thi Bui

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781613129302

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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National bestseller 2017 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection ALA 2018 Notable Books Selection An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui. This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home. In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it,” The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui’s journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Open

Open

A candid memoir by the tennis champion includes coverage of his Grand Slam wins, establishment of a charitable foundation for underprivileged children and marriage to Stefanie Graf.

Author: Andre Agassi

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307388407

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 385

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A candid memoir by the tennis champion includes coverage of his Grand Slam wins, establishment of a charitable foundation for underprivileged children and marriage to Stefanie Graf. Reprint. A #1 best-seller and New York Times Notable Book.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

I Asimov

I  Asimov

A self-portrait by the late master of science fiction and popular scientific thought looks back on his life and career, discussing his writings, religious beliefs, friendships and personal relationships, and innovative ideas. Reprint.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553569971

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 578

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A self-portrait by the late master of science fiction and popular scientific thought looks back on his life and career, discussing his writings, religious beliefs, friendships and personal relationships, and innovative ideas. Reprint.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Know My Name

Know My Name

Chanel Miller is a philosopher, a cultural critic, a deep observer, a writer's writer, a true artist. I could not put this phenomenal book down.

Author: Chanel Miller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780735223714

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Universally acclaimed, rapturously reviewed, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography, and an instant New York Times bestseller, Chanel Miller's breathtaking memoir "gives readers the privilege of knowing her not just as Emily Doe, but as Chanel Miller the writer, the artist, the survivor, the fighter." (The Wrap). "I opened Know My Name with the intention to bear witness to the story of a survivor. Instead, I found myself falling into the hands of one of the great writers and thinkers of our time. Chanel Miller is a philosopher, a cultural critic, a deep observer, a writer's writer, a true artist. I could not put this phenomenal book down." --Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior and Untamed "Know My Name is a gut-punch, and in the end, somehow, also blessedly hopeful." --Washington Post She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral--viewed by eleven million people within four days, it was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress; it inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Thousands wrote to say that she had given them the courage to share their own experiences of assault for the first time. Now she reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words. It was the perfect case, in many ways--there were eyewitnesses, Turner ran away, physical evidence was immediately secured. But her struggles with isolation and shame during the aftermath and the trial reveal the oppression victims face in even the best-case scenarios. Her story illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators, indicts a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable, and, ultimately, shines with the courage required to move through suffering and live a full and beautiful life. Know My Name will forever transform the way we think about sexual assault, challenging our beliefs about what is acceptable and speaking truth to the tumultuous reality of healing. It also introduces readers to an extraordinary writer, one whose words have already changed our world. Entwining pain, resilience, and humor, this memoir will stand as a modern classic. Chosen as a BEST BOOK OF 2019 by The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, TIME, Elle, Glamour, Parade, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, BookRiot
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Over the Top and Back

Over the Top and Back

"Across six decades, Sir Tom Jones has maintained a vital career in a risky, unstable business notorious for the short lives of its artists.

Author: Tom Jones

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592409617

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 424

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"Across six decades, Sir Tom Jones has maintained a vital career in a risky, unstable business notorious for the short lives of its artists. With a drive that comes from nothing but the love for what he does, he breaks through and then wrestles with the vagaries of the music industry, the nature of success and its inevitable consequences. Having recorded an expansive body of work and performed with fellow artists from across the spectrum and across every popular music genre, from rock, pop and dance to country, blues and soul, the one constant throughout has been his unique musical gifts and unmistakable voice, "--Amazon.com.
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One Good Thing

One Good Thing

One Good Thing represents a search for hope and appeasement in a rapidly changing world through inquisitive gardening and writing.

Author: M. A. C. Farrant

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ISBN: 177201284X

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Page: 200

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A delightful hybrid of creative non-fiction and memoir, written in sixty-four epistolary sections all addressed to gardening columnist extraordinaire Helen Chesnut of the Victoria Times Colonist. One Good Thing represents a search for hope and appeasement in a rapidly changing world through inquisitive gardening and writing.
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Start Your Memoir Right

Start Your Memoir Right

-Doing this work now will ease the writing process later. -The steps in this book will prepare you to write the best memoir you are capable of-or not write, if that is what you should do.

Author: Denis LeDoux

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ISBN: 0983093172

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 85

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START YOUR MEMOIR RIGHT / Stop asking yourself if you should write your memoir, find inspiration to begin, and learn techniques of the art of memoir writing that will impel you to succeed. To start writing your memoir with a bang, explore-before you invest too much time and energy in beginning to write a memoir-if this idea of yours to compose a memoir is a right choice or a misfire. You answer can both save you grief if it is a misfire and set you on a strong start if it is a right choice. As a long-time writing coach, Denis Ledoux has helped many writers grapple with this question. START YOUR MEMOIR RIGHT is a writing guide that distillates his years of coaching and teaching memoir writing skills. His expert advice on launching the memoir writing process will focus your inquiry and save you much time and energy. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN START YOUR MEMOIR RIGHT is a step-by-step guide that will help you both decide whether or not you should write a memoir and with what to do with a positive answer. You will learn many techniques for setting yourself up for success. You will learn: why you need an answer to why you should-or should not-write a memoir. what your biggest challenge is likely to be-hint: it's not finding time. why writing an autobiography, rather than a memoir, is probably not a good idea. what tasks you absolutely must do before you start to write. how to assess if you have enough writing supports and, if not, how to get enough. how to mine your journal to bring depth to your memoir. These-and more-best writing practices will power start you to write your memoir. START YOUR MEMOIR Right lays out a clear writing path as to why you should or should not write your memoir, where to find inspiration to begin, and explains how to learn techniques of the art of memoir writing that will impel you to succeed. Each step for assessing whether you should or should not be writing a memoir is clearly and simply presented. You will learn why each step in the decision-making process is important in itself and how to implement it. Doing this work now will ease the writing process later. The steps in this book will prepare you to write the best memoir you are capable of-or not write, if that is what you should do. Even if you were to decide not to write a memoir, the modest purchase price for this book will be a great investment. Think of the time and energy you will have saved! ...concise, yet full of good ideas and new approaches. - Joyce Putnam Eblen THE MEMOIR NETWORK WRITING SERIES Whether you are writing a memoir, creative non-fiction, or fiction, the suggestions in this book-as those in the other books in the Memoir Network Writing Series-are applicable. Our Don't Let Writer's Block Stop You shows you how you can let writer's block teach you how to push beyond stuck. Our Write to the End / Eight Strategies to Thrive as a Writerwlll help you to complete your writing projects and reach the audiences you deserve. Other how to write titles are forthcoming. Download START YOUR MEMOIR RIGHT now. The financial investment is small, and the writing rewards are great."
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Classic Memoirs By Philippe de Commines Marguerite de Valois Duc de Sully Cardinal de Richelieu Cardinal de Retz Madame de Montespan Duc de Saint Simon Madame Campan Madame Roland Prince de Talleyrand Madame de Remusat Madame Junot with a special introduction by George Saintsbury v 2 By Earl of Clarendon John Evelyn Samuel Pepys Grammont Hamilton Benjamin Franklin Horace Walpole Aaron Burr Margaret Fuller Ossoli John Heneage Jesse with a special introduction by Robert Arnot v 3 By Charles V Frederick the great Catherine II Count de Mirabeau Prince von Metternich with a special introduction by Robert Arnot

Classic Memoirs  By Philippe de Commines  Marguerite de Valois  Duc de Sully  Cardinal de Richelieu  Cardinal de Retz  Madame de Montespan  Duc de Saint Simon  Madame Campan  Madame Roland  Prince de Talleyrand  Madame de Remusat  Madame Junot  with a special introduction by George Saintsbury    v  2  By Earl of Clarendon  John Evelyn  Samuel Pepys  Grammont Hamilton  Benjamin Franklin  Horace Walpole  Aaron Burr  Margaret Fuller Ossoli  John Heneage Jesse  with a special introduction by Robert Arnot    v  3  By Charles V  Frederick the great  Catherine II  Count de Mirabeau  Prince von Metternich  with a special introduction by Robert Arnot

It is no new observation , I suppose , that the perfect memoir is simply a “ true ”
equivalent of the perfect historical novel ; and it would not be surprising if the
literary historians of the future associated the decadence of the memoir with the
rise of ...

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American Memoir

American Memoir

For literature is not only the best index of values in a given age ; it can also be
said to consist of values on which imagination builds , and for whose expression
techniques are invented . And the best defense of a literary memoir like this one
so ...

Author: Henry Seidel Canby

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ISBN: PSU:000030478527

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

The Same River Twice

The Same River Twice

From the critically acclaimed author of the novel The Good Brother and memoir My Father the Pornographer, Same River Twice is the second volume from an American literary star. “If you haven't read Chris Offutt, you've missed an ...

Author: Chris Offutt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439129197

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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From the critically acclaimed author of the novel The Good Brother and memoir My Father the Pornographer, Same River Twice is the second volume from an American literary star. “If you haven't read Chris Offutt, you've missed an accomplished and compelling writer” (Chicago Tribune). At the age of nineteen, Chris Offutt had already been rejected by the army, the Peace Corps, the park rangers, and the police. So he left his home in the Kentucky Appalachians and thumbed his way north—into a series of odd jobs and even stranger encounters with his fellow Americans. Fifteen years later, Offutt finds himself in a place he never thought he’d be: settled down with a pregnant wife. Writing from the banks of the Iowa River, where he came to rest, he intersperses the story of his youthful journeys with that of his journey to fatherhood in a memoir that is uniquely candid, occasionally brutal, and often wonderfully funny. As he reckons with the comforts and terrors of maturity, Offutt finally discovers what is best in life and in himself.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

They Have Their Exits

They Have Their Exits

Praise for They Have Their Exits “One of the best escape memoirs to emerge from the Second World War, combining the adventure story of most with a deeper examination of the mental impact of captivity and escape, and the stresses and risks ...

Author: Airey Neave

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783379439

Category: History

Page: 224

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The author, who as a senior member of Mrs. Thatcher's Government was tragically assassinated by the IRA, had the most distinguished of war records. Wounded and taken prisoner in the desperate fighting at Calais in 1940, he became a compulsive escaper and the first one of the very few to make a 'home-run' from Colditz Castle. Thereafter he rejoined the fighting, serving in France and Holland before becoming a member of the International Military Tribunal at the Nuremburg War Crimes trials. There he was to meet the most notorious members of the Nazi hierarchy as they faced justice and, in many cases, death. For the quality of its writing and the breadth of its author's experiences, They Have Their Exits is arguably the finest memoir to emerge from the Second World War, and one for which the sobriquet 'classic' seems wholly inadequate.
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Memoir

Memoir

The data obtained were computed on the basis of the scores assigned by all of
the judges in one group and by the best 5 judges in another group . The means ,
standard deviations , and probable errors were calculated in all cases .

Author: Cornell University. Agricultural Experiment Station

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Category: Agriculture

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First Confession

First Confession

Most politicians write autobiographies to 'set the record straight'. This is a different sort of memoir.

Author: Chris Patten

Publisher: Penguin Press

ISBN: 0141983876

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Page: 320

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Most politicians write autobiographies to 'set the record straight' and provide retrospective justification for their careers. That is not the case with this book. 'It occurred to me that to track down myself would enable me to discuss an issue that had begun to intrigue me, namely the relationship between politics and identity, the things that had shaped me and whether and how they had come to reflect my life and opinions. As I wrote, the question of identity moved from the wings to centre stage, and roiled politics and nations on both sides of the Atlantic.' 'Who am I? Who are we?' Chris Patten's career has taken him from the outer London suburbs to the House of Commons, a seat in the Cabinet, last Governor of Hong Kong, Chairman of the BBC and Chancellor of Oxford University. About all of these he is enlightening and entertaining. He has unexpected and telling things to say about each of the three Prime Ministers for whom he worked - Edward Heath, Margaret Thatcher and John Major. But his political heroes - Baldwin, Macmillan, Butler - came from an earlier time: he is proud to be 'wet', and reckons all his paladins were pretty damp themselves. But more, Patten uses each phase of his life as a spur to reflect upon its contemporary situation - education, America, conservatism, Ireland, China, Europe and finally the question of links between violence and religion. Unlike one No.10 press secretary, Patten definitely 'does God'. At the end, the reader has an impression of someone who knows himself as well as any of us can, and who continues to think, passionately and intelligently, about the world around him. Wise, funny and opinionated, First Confession is a different sort of memoir, a meditation on personal and political identity which, in an age of simplification, reminds us of the complexities of both.
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On Writing

On Writing

Twentieth Anniversary Edition with Contributions from Joe Hill and Owen King ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S TOP 100 NONFICTION BOOKS OF ALL TIME Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s ...

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743211536

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Twentieth Anniversary Edition with Contributions from Joe Hill and Owen King ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S TOP 100 NONFICTION BOOKS OF ALL TIME Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work. “Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
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