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By Adair Lara
4 x 6 in; 96 pp; Hardcover
September 2007 ISBN 9780811860796 ISBN10 0811860795
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You know you're a writer when. . . You'll never forgive your parents for your happy childhood.. . . The doctor tells you that you have terminal cancer and you think, "I can use this.". . . You accidentally sign a check with your pen name.. . . You know more than ten synonyms for "blue.". . . You write your Christmas letter as if it were War and Peace.
Many readers will recognize themselves in this collection of observations about the eccentric, quirky, word-obsessedcondition that is being a writer.
Adair Lara, author of the charming and popular Normal Is Just a Setting on the Dryer and many other books, has been a reporter and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle for 16 years.
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