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Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay

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An instructive, inspiring, and refreshingly irreverent guide that shows aspiring writers how to cast off self-doubt and concoct a stellar memoir.

The award-winning author of an autobiographical newspaper column, Adair Lara has written more than ten books, including the memoir Hold Me Close, Let Me Go. Packed with insight and humor, Naked, Drunk, and Writing is the culmination of her extensive experience as a writer, editor, and teacher. She coaches readers through all of the stages of memoir writing using interactive exercises, illuminating examples, and anecdotes. Writers learn how to take small, manageable steps to break out of their shells and transform themselves into skilled storytellers.

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A personable and funny book on how to write about your life in essay and memoir, by Adair Lara, whom Anne Lamott (Bird by Bird) calls San Francisco's legendary writer and teacher

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Originally published: San Francisco: Scottwall Associates, 2009, under title Naked, drunk, and writing: writing essays and memoirs for love and for money.

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ADAIR LARA wrote a twice-weekly column for the San Francisco Chronicle for twelve years, taught in the MFA program at Mills College, and won the Associated Press Award for Best Columnist in California. She leads sold-out writing workshops in San Francisco, CA.

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“Very savvy and smart and hugely entertaining.”

--ANNE LAMOTT, author of Bird by Bird

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Susan Bauer, January 4, 2012 (view all comments by Susan Bauer)
I teach creative writing--memoir and personal essays--and have several bookshelves filled with books about writing. Adair Lara's is one of the most useful writing books I've encountered. I could throw half of the others away. Her clear, structured approach will help any writer, especially those who are writing personal stories.
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ISBN:
9781580084802
Author:
Lara, Adair
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
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Composition & Creative Writing
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Business Communication
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Reference/Writing
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100831
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ONE COLOR
Pages:
258
Dimensions:
8.24x5.58x.66 in. .65 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A personable and funny book on how to write about your life in essay and memoir, by Adair Lara, whom Anne Lamott (Bird by Bird) calls San Francisco's legendary writer and teacher
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