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A Broom of One's Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning, and Life (P.S.)

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ISBN13: 9780061357879
ISBN10: 0061357871
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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:

Peacock explores what it means to be a writer, and provides advice on subjects such as inspiration, craft, and criticism, and offers hilarious anecdotes about the houses she cleans. With its warmth and wit, "A Broom of One's Own" is an encouragement to all artists--however they make a living.

About the Author

Nancy Peacock is the author of two novels, Life Without Water and Home Across the Road. She has worked as a housecleaner, bartender, carpenter, locksmith, costumer, baker, waitress, assistant drum maker, and newspaper deliverer. Now a writing teacher, she lives with her husband in Chatham County, North Carolina.

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salliforth, June 9, 2010 (view all comments by salliforth)
An enjoyable short read - sort of a 'writer's beach book.' The author talks about life and writing using the device of her housecleaning clients (an interesting lot!).
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061357879
Author:
Peacock, Nancy
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Nancy Peacock
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
House cleaning
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.98x5.28x.53 in. .35 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Peacock explores what it means to be a writer, and provides advice on subjects such as inspiration, craft, and criticism, and offers hilarious anecdotes about the houses she cleans. With its warmth and wit, "A Broom of One's Own" is an encouragement to all artists--however they make a living.
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