--ANNE LAMOTT, author of Bird by Bird
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This is a decent book on the writing craft. It has an easy to follow style and has inspired me to do more writing. Be prepared for wry comments about the title too. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert J. Plumer
Disappointed. The title would have you believe that it's a book about maybe letting go and write. It's not. Very general ideas about writing, many MANY quotes form other books. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Momma2-3
The best instructional book for the personal essay that I've ever read. Wish I'd found this sooner.Published 11 months ago by PVJ
Good book to help motivate, with plenty of tips and practical ideas to get writing projects in order. She's also a very humorous writer. Good stuff.Published 12 months ago by Coley
This book stands out among the many how-to-write-a-memoir books I have on my shelves. The tips are clear, concise and not at all condescending. Read morePublished 14 months ago by H. House
I highly recommend this book it is very insightful and an easy read. There were very clear guidelines that were easy to understand.Published 15 months ago by Aubrey
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Lara makes it clear in her book that anecdotes do not a memoir or an essay make. Nothing wrong with writing them down, but you need to plug them into a narrative with a voice and shape it in a way that you reveal how this changed you. I think she saved me a lot of time and effort.
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