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A Life Spent Chasing Stories

A Writer's Life by Gay Talese

Reviewed by Erik Spanberg
Christian Science Monitor

"In his memoir on life as a writer, Gay Talese includes several memos he had written to himself while pursuing two long-dormant potential book projects.

"More writers should be doing what you're doing — NOT writing," Talese tells himself. "There's so much bad writing out there, why add to it?"

This bit of scolding leaps out from A Writer's Life, a work defined by Talese's elegant, erudite writing and marked by his lifelong (and often wayward) pursuit of disparate story threads...." Read the entire Christian Science Monitor Review.

One Response to "A Life Spent Chasing Stories"

    Truman Bullard May 8th, 2006 at 1:16 pm

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