Naked, Drunk and Writing is a funny, anecdotal guide to writing personal essays and memoirs by Adair Lara a popular columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, who has been teaching at universities and private workshops from Squaw Valley Community of Writers to Mills College for almost two decades. “Half the people I know seem to have take classes and workshops with San Francisco’s legendary writer and teacher Adair Lara. She is very savvy and smart and hugely entertaining. I admire her greatly," said Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird.
Her published students include Janis Newman, author of The Russian Word for Snow and the widely reviewed novel on Mary Todd Lincoln called Mary; Lolly Winston, author of Good Grief and other novels; Robin Wolaner, founder of Parenting Magazine and author of Naked in the Boardroom; and Jacqueline Winspear, author of the bestselling Maisie Dobbs series, among many others.
Jacqueline Winspear, author of the Maisie Dobbs series:
When I took Adair’s classes, which I did over and over again, her enthusiasm and understanding of the process of writing led me to make that quantum leap to being a published author. Now - at last – the depth and breadth of her experience as writer and editor are distilled into this one great book on writing. Every writer should have a copy on their bookshelf.