A Second Memoir
By Larry McMurtry
(Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9781439159934, 192pp.)
Publication Date: December 8, 2009
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• A critically acclaimed memoirist: McMurtry’s nonfiction works, including his most recent memoir, Books , have received rave reviews from readers and critics alike. In this follow-up to Books , McMurtry explores the trials and triumphs of being a writer. .
• Writing from the other side of the fence: Recounting moments from his earliest inkling of a future career to his tenure as a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stamford to his success as a published author, Literary Life will be cherished by McMurtry fans and aspiring writers alike. Including literary anecdotes and gossip, and packed with memorable observations about writing, writers, and the author himself, the book will provide rare insight into the mind of a brilliant, intensely private writer. .
Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lives in Archer City, Texas.
Larry McMurtry, the author of Lonesome Dove, The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment, has written a new memoir about the struggles and successes of his long writing career, called Literary Life. More at NPR.org
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