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Andrea Oyarzabal has commented on (4) products.

Mentor: A Memoir by Tom Grimes
Mentor: A Memoir

Andrea Oyarzabal, March 12, 2011

This was a very moving memoir of what it means to be a writer, a reader, and the relationship one comes to have with their mentor--though complicated and obsessive at times as it may be. It was a phenomenal tribute to Frank Conroy, and a very interesting read that I would suggest to anyone that loves reading, considers themselves a writer, or wants to know more about Frank Conroy.
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Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Zeitoun

Andrea Oyarzabal, January 1, 2010

This was a very poignant and touching account of the Zeitoun family and their experiences in Hurricane Katrina. It is very interesting to see the insider perspective--a perspective not realized by the rest of America, potentially far from Louisiana and Mississippi. I would not have been privy to any of the graphic horrors that some of the victims faced had I not read this account. Dave Eggers continues to amaze me, and I am always surprised that he can top himself. He does amazing work!
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The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade by Thomas Lynch
The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade

Andrea Oyarzabal, December 26, 2009

Thomas Lynch has a way with words about death, life, and everything in between, like no other author. His unique perspective on something that can be considered dark brings light and warmth to the essays. This collection has easily become my new favorite book, as it is poignant, breathtaking, and mesmerizing.
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Heavy Rotation: Twenty Writers on the Albums That Changed Their Lives by Peter Terzian
Heavy Rotation: Twenty Writers on the Albums That Changed Their Lives

Andrea Oyarzabal, August 10, 2009

This is a really great book. It was a tremendous idea to compile essays about first album experiences. My personal favorites so far have been Sheila Heti's "What Annie Knew" about the Annie Soundtrack and Mark Greif's essay "Fugazi:Fugazi" about Fugazi's self-titled album (which is way more in-depth than just mentioning Fugazi). Definitely worth a read.
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