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Nov.20.2009
Mentors, Muses & Monsters: 30 Writers on the People Who Changed Their Lives, edited by Elizabeth Benedict, is an anthology by major writers on the people, places, and books that have changed their lives. Contributors include Benedict herself, Joyce Carol Oates, Mary Gordon, Jonathan Safran Foer...
mindy-lewis's picture
Nov.16.2008
38 contemporary writers dish the dirt on cleaning and housekeeping in this anthology of personal essays: Ann Hood, Joyce Maynard, Rebecca Walker, Richard Goodman, Louise DeSalvo, Janice Eidus, Rebecca McClanahan, Kyoko Mori, Pamela Paul, Alissa Quart, Sally Koslow – to name but a few – share their...
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Apr.27.2008
"The thinking person's guide to all things dark and lovely." -- Westgate "An absolutely absorbing, amazing, and affecting collection of true stories." -- About.com "Gripping, nauseating, deeply touching." -- Whole Earth Review "Unfinchingly honest...a unique and...
lori-hope's picture
Jan.16.2008
Provided by the patients, their friends, families, and caregivers of those diagnaosed with lung cancer, these very personal stories offer inspired insight into the ways families and professionals care for both themselves and the patient, gain a deeper understanding of the relationships, and learn...
lori-hope's picture
Jan.16.2008
Hope's essay, originally published as a "My Turn" in Newsweek magazine in 2002, is included in this textbook as an example of how to write analytical essays.