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A Broom of One's Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning, and Life

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Publisher Comments:

For the twice-published novelist, reading an article about herself in the National Enquirer—under the headline "Here's One for the Books: Cleaning Lady Is an Acclaimed Author"—was more than a shock. It was an inspiration.

In A Broom of One's Own, Nancy Peacock, whose first novel was selected by the New York Times as a Notable Book of the Year, explores with warmth, wit, and candor what it means to be a writer. An encouragement to all hard-working artists, no matter how they make a living, Peacock's book provides valuable insights and advice on motivation, craft, and criticism while offering hilarious anecdotes about the houses she cleans.

Synopsis:

In a collection of autobiographical essays, the author of Life Without Water shares her thoughts on what it means to be a writer, anecdotes about her second job as a maid and the houses she cleans, and advice on inspiration, craft, criticism, and other timely topics. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061866029
Subtitle:
Words on Writing, Housecleaning, and Life
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Peacock, Nancy
Author:
Nancy Peacock
Subject:
Language Arts & Disciplines : Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
House cleaning
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2008
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
189

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A Broom of One's Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning, and Life
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Product details 189 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061866029 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In a collection of autobiographical essays, the author of Life Without Water shares her thoughts on what it means to be a writer, anecdotes about her second job as a maid and the houses she cleans, and advice on inspiration, craft, criticism, and other timely topics. Original. 35,000 first printing.
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