Do you love to read books about writing and life as a writer?
Ann Patchett has just released a series of essays on her life as a writer. Now, I’ve only read three of the essays and think they are fabulous.
In This Is A Story Of A Happy Marriage, Patchett writes about how she started writing, her life as a child, her life with dogs, diverse. It’s personal and well written, so I thought I’d share here in case you are interest.
Patchett’s books include:
- The Magician’s Assistant
- The Patron Saint of Liars
- Bell Canto
- Truth & Beauty: A Friendship
- State of Wonder
And now This Is A Story Of A Happy Marriage.
If you have any suggesting for books by writers writing about their life, let me know.
Thanks for reading . . .
4 thoughts on “Books about the Writing Life”
I just finished Autobiography of a Face, by Ann Patchett’s dearest friend Lucy Grealy, who was also a writer. It was so beautiful and honest that I wanted to turn around and read all again when I reached the end of it!
I highly recommend it, especially if you read Ann Patchett’s Truth and Beauty first. 🙂
Kirsten, thanks for the recommendations. I’ll get to Truth and Beauty and then to Autobiography of a Face. The kindle has changed my reading ability while I’m sailing and I can get books during the season instead of waiting till the end. And I’m always looking for the next read, so again, thanks for pointing out 2 more books for me.
You are the second blogger buddy to talk about Patchett today . . . I’ll take it as a sign that I’m supposed to check her out!
Must be fate. I hope you like the book. I downloaded a sample first on my kindle and then bought it.