Books about Writing

  1. A Child of Books

    by Oliver Jeffers
    A young girl takes a boy on an adventure through the world of books, where they discover the power of imagination and storytelling.

    I am a child of books., I come from a world of stories. A little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy. She invites him to go away with her on an adventure ... (Goodreads)

  2. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

    by Stephen King
    A series of personal reflections on the art of writing, and the power of story-telling.

    "Long live the King" hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the publication of Stephen King's On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is ... (Goodreads)

  3. Letters to a Young Poet

    by Rainer Maria Rilke
    Uplifting and inspiring words of wisdom, encouraging a young poet to find his own artistic voice.

    In 1903, a student at a military academy sent some of his verses to a well-known Austrian poet, requesting an assessment of their value. The older artist, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926), replied to ... (Goodreads)

  4. The Reader on the 6.27

    by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
    An unlikely friendship between a book-loving commuter and a mysterious author.

    An irresistible French sensation - Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore meets Amelie - The Reader on the 6.27 explores the power of books through the lives of the people they save. It is sure to capture ... (Goodreads)

  5. Hollywood

    by Charles Bukowski
    A gritty and wild novel of the film industry and its desperate players.

    Adopting the stylized alter-ego, Henry 'Hank' Chinaski , a character used in previous novels, this book relates his experiences of working with a director, finding financial backing, losing financial ... (Wikipedia)

  6. Lonesome Traveler

    by Jack Kerouac
    A collection of essays and stories about Kerouac's travels across America, capturing the spirit of the Beat Generation.

    As he roams the US, Mexico, Morocco, Paris and London, Jack Kerouac breathlessly records, in prose of pure poetry, the life of the road. Standing on the engine of a train as it rushes past fields of ... (Goodreads)

  7. The Elements of Style

    by William Strunk Jr.
    A practical guide to written English, providing guidance on grammar and style.

    This style manual offers practical advice on improving writing skills. Throughout, the emphasis is on promoting a plain English style. This little book can help you communicate more effectively by ... (Goodreads)

  8. Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

    by Francine Prose
    An exploration of how to appreciate and create literature with an analytical eye.

    In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters to ... (Goodreads)

  9. The Poet

    by Michael Connelly
    A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's descent into darkness, as he unravels a web of deceit and murder.

    Denver crime-beat reporter Jack McEvoy specializes in violent death. So when his homicide detective brother kills himself, McEvoy copes in the only way he knows how–he decides to write the story. But ... (Goodreads)

  10. Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame

    by Charles Bukowski
    A collection of raw and gritty poems that explore the darker side of life, love, and humanity.

    Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame is poetry full of gambling, drinking and women. Charles Bukowski writes realistically about the seedy underbelly of life. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  11. The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression

    by Angela Ackerman
    A comprehensive guide for writers to help them create realistic and compelling characters by exploring a wide range of emotions and expressions.

    The bestselling, Emotion Thesaurus, often hailed as "the gold standard for writers" and credited with transforming how writers craft emotion, has now been expanded to include 55 new entries! , One of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  12. An Author's Odyssey

    by Chris Colfer
    The final book in the Land of Stories series, where the characters must face their greatest challenge yet to save the fairy tale world and the real world.

    The fifth book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories! In the highly anticipated continuation of the Land of Stories series, Conner learns that the only place to ... (Goodreads)

  13. The Rights of the Reader

    by Daniel Pennac

    Les droits imprescriptibles du lecteur : 1. Le droit de ne pas lire. 2. Le droit de sauter des pages. 3. Le droit de ne pas finir un livre. 4. Le droit de relire. 5. Le droit de lire n'importe quoi. ... (Goodreads)

  14. A Moveable Feast

    by Ernest Hemingway
    A memoir of Hemingway's life in 1920s Paris, exploring its rich bohemian culture.

    Hemingway's memories of his life as an unknown writer living in Paris in the twenties are deeply personal, warmly affectionate, and full of wit. Looking back not only at his own much younger self, ... (Goodreads)

  15. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

    by Dave Eggers
    An autobiographical account of a young man dealing with grief and responsibility.

    'When you read his extraordinary memoir you don't laugh, then cry, then laugh again; you somehow experience these emotions all at once.' "Well, this was when Bill was sighing a lot. He had decided ... (Goodreads)

  16. Zelda

    by Nancy Milford
    Biography of Zelda Fitzgerald, exploring the tumultuous life and times of the iconic figure.

    Zelda Sayre began as a Southern beauty, became an international wonder, and died by fire in a madhouse. With her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, she moved in a golden aura of excitement, romance, and ... (Goodreads)

  17. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

    by Elizabeth Gilbert
    Overcoming the fear of creativity and living an inspired life.

    Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Gilbert offers insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us ... (Goodreads)

  18. This is the Story of a Happy Marriage

    by Ann Patchett
    An exploration of love, relationships, and a life well-lived.

    Blending literature and memoir, Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto, examines her deepest commitments — to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband — creating a ... (Goodreads)

  19. The Rings of Saturn

    by W.G. Sebald
    An exploration of the physical and metaphysical landscapes of the English coast.

    The Rings of Saturn — with its curious archive of photographs — records a walking tour along the east coast of England. A few of the things which cross the path and mind of its narrator (who both is ... (Goodreads)

  20. Wonder Boys

    by Michael Chabon
    A struggling author's journey of finding inspiration, navigating life's obstacles and complexities.

    Pittsburgh professor and author Grady Tripp is working on an unwieldy 2,611-page manuscript that is meant to be the follow-up to his successful, award-winning novel The Land Downstairs , which was ... (Wikipedia)

  21. The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

    by Donalyn Miller
    Strategies and techniques to inspire children to read, unlocking the potential of every reader.

    Known for her popular blog, "The Book Whisperer," Donalyn Miller is a dedicated teacher who says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. Her approach, however, is not ... (Goodreads)

  22. City of Glass

    by Paul Karasik
    A graphic novel adaptation of Paul Auster's novel, exploring identity, language, and the blurred lines between reality and fiction.

    The story follows a man named Daniel Quinn. One night, he receives a call meant for a private detective (strangely enough named Paul Auster , the same name as the author of the story). Quinn is ... (Wikipedia)

  23. Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting

    by Syd Field
    A comprehensive guide to the art of screenwriting, covering everything from story structure to character development and dialogue.

    A generation of screenwriters has used Syd Field’s bestselling books to ignite successful careers in film. Now the celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author has updated his ... (Goodreads)

  24. Love That Dog

    by Sharon Creech
    A young boy's reluctant journey to discover his love of poetry, and his own writing talent.

    "I guess it does look like a poem when you see it typed up like that." Jack hates poetry. Only girls write it and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher, Ms. Stretchberry, ... (Goodreads)

  25. Drood

    by Dan Simmons
    Victorian mystery novel, exploring the unsolved mystery of the death of Charles Dickens.

    Drood … is the name and nightmare that obsesses Charles Dickens for the last five years of his life. On June 9, 1865, Dickens and his mistress are secretly returning to London, when their express ... (Goodreads)

  26. Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting

    by Robert McKee
    A comprehensive guide to the craft and principles of successful screenwriting.

    Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy ... (Barnes & Noble)

  27. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

    by Lynne Truss
    A humorous look at the importance of punctuation and its effect on language.

    In Eats, Shoots & Leaves , former editor Lynne Truss, gravely concerned about our current grammatical state, boldly defends proper punctuation. She proclaims, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and ... (Goodreads)

  28. Ask the Dust

    by John Fante
    A young writer's journey of self-discovery in 1930s Los Angeles.

    Ask the Dust is the story of Arturo Bandini, a young Italian-American writer in 1930s Los Angeles who falls hard for the elusive, mocking, unstable Camilla Lopez, a Mexican waitress. Struggling to ... (Goodreads)

  29. The Fry Chronicles

    by Stephen Fry
    A memoir of the acclaimed English writer, actor and comedian, chronicling his rise to fame.

    Thirteen years ago, Moab Is My Washpot, Stephen Fry's autobiography of his early years, was published to rave reviews and was a huge best seller. In the years since, Stephen Fry has moved into a ... (Goodreads)

  30. Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

    by Mario Vargas Llosa
    A young writer falls in love with his aunt's maid while working at a radio station with a chaotic scriptwriter.

    Set in Peru during the 1950s, it is the story of an 18-year-old student who falls for a 32-year-old divorcee. The novel is based on the author's real life experience. Mario, an aspiring writer, works ... (Wikipedia)

  31. Zen in the Art of Writing

    by Ray Bradbury
    A passionate collection of essays on creativity, forging a path to artistic enlightenment.

    "Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a land mine. The land mine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces back together. Now, it's your turn. Jump!" Zest. ... (Goodreads)

  32. Afterworlds

    by Scott Westerfeld
    A young adult novel that alternates between the story of a teenage writer and the fictional world she creates.

    Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to move to New York to rewrite and publish her teen novel, 'Afterworlds'. Arriving with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she's made ... (Wikipedia)

  33. Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

    by Anne Fadiman
    A collection of essays about the joy and significance of reading, exploring the impact of books on everyday life.

    Anne Fadiman is—by her own admission—the sort of person who learned about sex from her father's copy of, Fanny Hill, whose husband buys her 19 pounds of dusty books for her birthday, and who once ... (Barnes & Noble)

  34. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

    by William Zinsser
    Comprehensive guide to writing nonfiction, covering craft, style, and technique.

    On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get ... (Goodreads)

  35. The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life

    by Amy Tan
    A memoir of Amy Tan's life as a writer, exploring her personal experiences and the inspirations behind her acclaimed novels.

    Delve into the stories from Amy Tan's life that inspired bestselling novels like, The Joy Luck Club, and, The Valley of Amazement, and the new memoir,, Where the Past Begins, Amy Tan has touched ... (Goodreads)

  36. Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered

    by Austin Kleon
    Practical guide to building an audience and recognizing success in creative endeavors.

    In his, New York Times, bestseller, Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more ... (Barnes & Noble)

  37. Word Power Made Easy

    by Norman Lewis
    A comprehensive guide to building vocabulary and improving communication skills through word roots, prefixes, and suffixes.

    The most effective English language vocabulary builder available: this time-tested classic has helped millions achieve mastery of English and improve their communications skills in business, the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  38. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

    by Sylvia Plath
    An intimate look into the life of the poet, documenting her struggles with mental health and creativity.

    First U.S. Publication A major literary event–the complete, uncensored journals of Sylvia Plath, published in their entirety for the first time. Sylvia Plath's journals were originally published in ... (Goodreads)

  39. Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life, and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt

    by David McCullough
    Biography of Theodore Roosevelt, tracing his humble beginnings to his rise to power.

    Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life, and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. ... (Goodreads)

  40. Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life

    by Natalie Goldberg
    A guide to unleashing creativity and living a writer's life, with practical exercises and personal anecdotes.

    Natalie Goldberg, author of the bestselling, Writing Down The Bones, teaches a method of writing that can take you beyond craft to the true source of creative power: The mind that is “raw, full of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  41. The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

    by Steven Pinker
    A guide to writing well in the modern era, with a focus on clarity, coherence, and style.

    A short and entertaining book on the modern art of writing well by, New York Times, bestselling author Steven Pinker Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English ... (Goodreads)

  42. Living to Tell the Tale

    by Gabriel García Márquez
    Autobiographical account of the author's life, from his childhood to his Nobel Prize in Literature.

    He is perhaps the most acclaimed, revered and widely read writer of our time, and in this first volume of a planned trilogy, Gabriel Garcia Marquez begins to tell the story of his life. Living to ... (Goodreads)

  43. The Bookseller

    by Cynthia Swanson
    A woman dreams of an alternate life where she is married with children, but struggles to reconcile it with her real life as a single bookseller.

    A provocative and hauntingly powerful debut novel reminiscent of Sliding Doors, The Bookseller follows a woman in the 1960s who must reconcile her reality with the tantalizing alternate world of her ... (Barnes & Noble)

  44. Slash

    by Slash
    The life story of iconic rock guitarist Slash, from his childhood to his days in Guns N' Roses.

    From one of the greatest rock guitarists of our era comes a memoir that redefines sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll He was born in England but reared in L.A., surrounded by the leading artists of the day ... (Goodreads)

  45. Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace

    by D.T. Max
    A biography of David Foster Wallace, exploring his life, struggles with addiction and depression, and his literary legacy.

    The first biography of the most influential writer of his generation, David Foster Wallace David Foster Wallace was the leading literary light of his era, a man who not only captivated readers with ... (Goodreads)

  46. Upstream: Selected Essays

    by Mary Oliver
    A collection of essays on the beauty of nature, and the importance of a mindful life.

    Comprising a selection of essays, Upstream finds beloved poet Mary Oliver reflecting on her astonishment and admiration for the natural world and the craft of writing. As she contemplates the ... (Goodreads)

  47. Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White

    by Melissa Sweet
    A biography of E.B. White, the beloved author of "Charlotte's Web" and "Stuart Little".

    “SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web . In Some Writer! , the two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet ... (Goodreads)

  48. The Ghost Writer

    by Philip Roth
    A writer grapples with his identity, past, and future as he discovers love, loss, and a new beginning.

    When talented young writer Nathan Zuckerman makes his pilgrimage to sit at the feet of his hero, the reclusive master of American Literature, E. I. Lonoff, he soon finds himself enmeshed in the great ... (Goodreads)

  49. Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself Into Print

    by Renni Browne
    A guide for writers to improve their own writing by learning the art of self-editing.

    Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into ... (Barnes & Noble)

  50. Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

    by Agatha Christie
    A memoir documenting the life, struggles and successes of the world's best-selling author.

    When Agatha Christie died on 12 January 1976, she was known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime, unrivalled as the best-selling novelist of all time with two billion books sold in more than ... (Goodreads)

  51. The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

    by Julia Cameron
    Exploring the power of the creative spirit and unlocking the potential of the inner artist.

    The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vital ... (Goodreads)

  52. J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator

    by Wayne G. Hammond
    A comprehensive collection of Tolkien's artwork, from sketches to finished paintings, with commentary and analysis.

    J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) renowned author of THE HOBBIT, THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE SILMARILLION, was an artist in pictures as well as in words. Though he often remarked that he had no talent for ... (Goodreads)

  53. Plot & Structure: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Plot That Grips Readers from Start to Finish

    by James Scott Bell
    A comprehensive guide to crafting a compelling plot, with practical exercises and examples.

    Craft an Engaging Plot How does plot influence story structure? What's the difference between plotting for commercial and literary fiction? How do you revise a plot or structure that's gone off ... (Goodreads)

  54. No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days

    by Chris Baty
    A guide to writing a novel in 30 days, emphasizing creativity and fun over perfectionism and planning.

    You've always wanted to write, but . . . just haven't gotten around to it. No Plot? No Problem! is the kick in the pants you've been waiting for. Let Chris Baty, founder of the rockin' literary ... (Goodreads)

  55. Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

    by Mary Norris
    A witty memoir of a copy editor's life, exploring the nuances of grammar and language.

    "Hilarious…This book charmed my socks off." —Patricia O’Conner, New York Times Book Review Mary Norris has spent more than three decades working in The New Yorker’s renowned copy department, helping ... (Barnes & Noble)

  56. Make Good Art

    by Neil Gaiman
    A commencement speech turned into a book, inspiring creatives to pursue their passions and make good art no matter the obstacles.

    In May 2012, bestselling author Neil Gaiman delivered the commencement address at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, in which he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength. He ... (Goodreads)

  57. Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

    by Natalie Goldberg
    A guide to writing as a spiritual practice, encouraging writers to let go of their inhibitions and write from the heart.

    For more than twenty years Natalie Goldberg has been challenging and cheering on writers with her books and workshops. In her groundbreaking first book, she brings together Zen meditation and writing ... (Goodreads)

  58. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

    by Anne Lamott
    A witty and honest guide to writing and life, encouraging writers to embrace imperfection and find their own voice.

    A newer edition of this title can be found, here., "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to ... (Goodreads)

  59. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association(r)

    by American Psychological Association
    Comprehensive guide to writing and formatting research papers, theses, and dissertations in the social and behavioral sciences.

    With millions of copies sold, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in ... (Goodreads)

  60. Black Milk: On Writing, Motherhood, and the Harem Within

    by Elif Shafak
    A memoir exploring the intersection of motherhood, creativity, and womanhood. The author reflects on her experiences and cultural expectations.

    An acclaimed Turkish novelist's personal account of balancing a writer's life with a mother's life. After the birth of her first child in 2006, Turkish writer Elif Shafek suffered from postpartum ... (Goodreads)

  61. Hate That Cat

    by Sharon Creech
    A boy learns to love poetry and a stray cat through a school assignment.

    This is the second book about Jack, the first being, Love That Dog, . Jack is being terrorized by a BLACK cat. He writes poetry about how much he dislikes the cat. The story follows him through ... (Wikipedia)

  62. Creative Companion: How to Free Your Creative Spirit

    by S.A.R.K.
    A guide to unlocking creativity through exercises, inspiration, and self-reflection. Encourages readers to embrace their unique creative process.

    Writer, artist, free spirit, and self-described "dangerous woman, " SARK readsfrom her lovely, lighthearted book on becoming an artist. Guaranteed to bringa little magic into even the most sensible ... (Goodreads)

  63. Write to Kill

    by Daniel Pennac

    Transformé en objet d'adoration universelle par la reine Zabo, éditeur de génie, Benjamin Malaussène va payer au prix fort toutes les passions déchaînées par la parution d'un best-seller dont il est ... (Goodreads)

  64. The Diary of a Bookseller

    by Shaun Bythell
    A humorous and insightful account of life in a small bookshop.

    Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set ... (Goodreads)

  65. Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World

    by Anthony Doerr
    Reflections on a year spent in Rome, exploring the city's culture and people.

    From the author of the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 New York Times bestseller All the Light We Cannot See , a "dazzling" (Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran ) memoir about art and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  66. Dear Committee Members

    by Julie Schumacher
    An epistolary novel of a professor's reflections on his life and career.

    Finally, a novel that puts the "pissed" back into "epistolary." Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished ... (Goodreads)

  67. The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers

    by Christopher Vogler
    A guide for writers, exploring the use of mythic structure in storytelling and character development.

    Provides new insights and observations from Vogler's pioneering work in mythic structure for writers. ... (Goodreads)

  68. The Copywriter's Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Copy That Sells

    by Robert W. Bly
    A comprehensive guide to writing persuasive copy that sells products and services. Covers techniques, strategies, and examples for effective copywriting.

    The, classic guide to copywriting, now in an entirely updated fourth edition This is a book for everyone who writes or approves copy: copywriters, multichannel marketers, creative directors, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  69. The Art of Memoir

    by Mary Karr
    A guide to writing memoirs, exploring the art of storytelling and the complexities of memory.

    Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry ... (Goodreads)

  70. The Art of the Novel

    by Milan Kundera
    A collection of essays exploring the craft of novel writing, from the perspective of a master storyteller.

    Kundera brilliantly examines the work of such important and diverse figures as Rabelais, Cervantes, Sterne, Diderot, Flaubert, Tolstoy, and Musil. He is especially penetrating on Hermann Broch, and ... (Goodreads)

  71. Why I Write

    by George Orwell
    Reflection on the art and craft of writing, exploring its purpose and power.

    Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining ... (Goodreads)

  72. Au bonheur des ogres

    by Daniel Pennac
    A humorous and heartwarming story of a father-daughter relationship.

    Côté famille, maman s'est tirée une fois de plus en m'abandonnant les mômes, et le Petit s'est mis à rêver d'ogres de Noël. Côté cœur, tante Julia a été séduite par ma nature de bouc (de bouc ... (Goodreads)

  73. De qué hablo cuando hablo de escribir

    by Haruki Murakami

    Haruki Murakami encarna el prototipo de escritor solitario y reservado; se considera extremadamente tímido y siempre ha subrayado que le incomoda hablar de sí mismo, de su vida privada y de su visión ... (Goodreads)

  74. The Chicago Manual of Style

    by University of Chicago Press
    Comprehensive guide to writing, editing, and publishing. Covers grammar, punctuation, citation styles, and more.

    The 15th edition of , The Chicago Manual of Style , has been superseded by the 17th edition., In the 1890s, a proofreader at the University of Chicago Press prepared a single sheet of typographic ... (Goodreads)

  75. My Salinger Year

    by Joanna Rakoff
    A memoir of a young woman's experience working for J.D. Salinger's literary agency in the 1990s.

    In 1995, Joanna, an aspiring writer and poet, leaves Berkeley, California and her boyfriend Karl and moves to New York City where she takes a job at one of New York's oldest literary agencies run by ... (Wikipedia)

  76. The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation Into the Writing Life

    by Julia Cameron
    A guide to help aspiring writers overcome their fears and self-doubt, and to develop a writing practice that is both fulfilling and productive.

    What if everything we have been taught about learning to write was wrong? In The Right to Write , Julia Cameron 's most revolutionary book, the author of the bestselling self-help guide The Artist's ... (Goodreads)

  77. Wreck This Journal

    by Keri Smith
    A unique and creative journaling guide to self-expression and exploration.

    For anyone who's ever wished to, but had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes Wreck This Journal , an illustrated book that features a subversive collection of ... (Goodreads)

  78. Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls

    by Lauren Graham
    An intimate memoir of the actor's experience playing Lorelai Gilmore and her journey to becoming an author.

    NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER • In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of, Gilmore Girls, and, Parenthood, reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood—along ... (Barnes & Noble)

  79. I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks

    by Gina Sheridan
    A humorous collection of anecdotes from a librarian's perspective, showcasing the strange and entertaining experiences that happen in a public library.

    Straight from the library—the strange and bizarre, ready to be checked out! From a patron's missing wetsuit to the scent of crab cakes wafting through the stacks, I Work at a Public Library showcases ... (Barnes & Noble)

  80. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

    by Jen Bryant
    The biography of Peter Roget, creator of the thesaurus, and his lifelong love of words.

    2015 Caldecott Honor Book 2015 Sibert Medal Winner For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions – and it wasn’t long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn’t write ... (Barnes & Noble)

  81. If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young

    by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    Collection of speeches and advice from Kurt Vonnegut Jr. on how to live a good life.

    Master storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most in-demand commencement speakers of his time. For each occasion, Vonnegut's words were unfailingly unique, insightful, and witty, and ... (Goodreads)

  82. When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice

    by Terry Tempest Williams
    A memoir of the author's mother leaving her a collection of blank journals, and the author's reflections on the meaning of voice and silence.

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER,A, Kansas City Star, Best Book of the Year,"Brilliant, meditative, and full of surprises, wisdom, and wonder."—Ann Lamott, author of, Imperfect Birds, "I am leaving you all my ... (Barnes & Noble)

  83. Shockaholic

    by Carrie Fisher
    A witty and candid memoir about Carrie Fisher's experiences with electroconvulsive therapy and addiction recovery.

    Infused with Carrie Fisher’s trademark incisive wit and on the heels of Wishful Drinking ’s instant New York Times bestselling success, Shockaholic takes readers on another rollicking ride into her ... (Goodreads)

  84. Virginia Woolf

    by Hermione Lee
    A comprehensive biography of the life and work of Virginia Woolf, one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.

    While Virginia Woolf–one of our century's most brilliant and mercurial writers--has had no shortage of biographers, none has seemed as naturally suited to the task as Hermione Lee. Subscribing to ... (Goodreads)

  85. The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase

    by Mark Forsyth
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