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Publisher's Summary

With color, irony, and sensitivity, Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Dillard illuminates the dedication, absurdity, and daring that is the writer’s life. As it probes and exposes, examines and analyzes, The Writing Life offers deeper insight into one of the most mysterious of professions.
©1989 Annie Dillard (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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“Annie Dillard is a wonderful writer, and The Writing Life is full of joys.” ( New York Times Book Review)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Virginia on 01-12-12

Loved Annie Dillard

I always love memoirs ... and this book is kind of a memoir ... it's well written and exciting .. if you are like me fascinated with the life of writers and artists this book will give you a glimpse of what's it like to be a writer (an excellent book would be my reading life for par conroy ... i loved that one)

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3 out of 5 stars
By Gillian on 02-27-15

How Odd--How Poorly Written?!?

If you can weed through the flowery language, the endless adjectives and adjectives, you might find something here. I, however, feel that this was a waste of time. This had more the feel of a "reality check," which, okay, writers sure as hell need from time to time, but there was little wisdom offered in its place.
This is a very short work, not a lot of money, but still. The only thing worse than a waste of money is a waste of time. Save both of yours; go for a longer, more in-depth work for real education, real inspiration, real guidance.
Avoid the adjective/adverb exhaustion

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8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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