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.