Synopses & Reviews
Paul Auster's Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure is a fascinating and often funny memoir about his early years as a writer struggling to be published, and to make enough money to survive. Leaving high school with itchy feet and refusing to play it safe, Auster avoided convention and the double life of steady office employment while writing. From the streets of New York City, Dublin, and Paris to a surreal adventure in a dusty village in Mexico, Auster's account of living on next to nothing introduces an unforgettable cast of characters while examining what it means to be a writer.
The story of a young writer's struggle to stay afloat. Paul Auster's memoir is essentially a book about money - and what it means not to have it. From one odd job to the next, from one failed scheme to another, he investigates his own stubborn compulsion to make art.
Subtitled "A Chronicle Of Early Failure", this autobiographical memoir by the American writer and poet, Paul Auster, is essentially a book about money - and what it means not to have it. Published alongside "Selected Poems" and "The Art Of Hunger".