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Reading, Writing, And Leaving Home

Life on the Page

Lynn Freed


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At once a memoir of an exotic life, a meditation on the art and craft of writing, and a brilliant examination of the always complex relationship between fiction and life, Lynn Freed’s critically acclaimed Reading, Writing, and Leaving Home surprises, instructs, and delights. With “dark and comforting wisdom” (Anne Lamott) and “great intellectual and emotional range” (Diane Johnson), Freed tears off all fictional disguises and exposes the human being behind the artist. A must-read for writers, readers, and anyone engaged in literature, Reading, Writing, and Leaving Home is destined to be a classic in the field of writing about writing.

Praise For Reading, Writing, And Leaving Home: Life on the Page


"Lynn Freed is a beautiful writer, dead-on brilliant, rich in humor, possessing a dark and comforting wisdom."- Anne LaMott

"Freed's voice is individual-funny, sharp, trenchant, and with a great intellectual and emotional range. She is especially witty and smart in this form. This is a wonderful collection." - Diane Johnson

Mariner Books, 9780156030342, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2006

About the Author

LYNN FREED was awarded the inaugural Katherine Anne Porter Award for fiction by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is the author of six novels, a short story collection, and a collection of essays.