Literary Lives

Friday, August 29, 2014 Anne Lamott humorously describes the life of a writer in her book Bird by Bird:

“Writing can be a pretty desperate endeavor, because it is about some of our deepest needs: our need to be visible, to be heard, our need to make sense of our lives, to wake up and grow and belong. It is no wonder if we sometimes tend to take ourselves perhaps a bit too seriously.”

The stereotype of the introverted writer is a popular one—sequestered in her den as she composes the Greatest Novel of All Time.
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The Greatest of Truths from David Lipsky

Friday, August 29, 2014 “I never had to fake emotion with our mother. There was something so brave about her, in her dealing solely with our fractured family.” —David Lipsky, The Art Fair

You may have heard of David Lipsky because of his contributions to Rolling Stone, or the upcoming film adaptation of Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself—Lipsky’s memoir about his infamous road trip with the legendary David Foster Wallace—but he built his early reputation as a prolific fiction writer. At
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