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Readings for Writers: Pick of the Week 1/2/15
Every few weeks, a member of the Grub community recommends a book they find helpful or inspirational from a craft perspective. This week, instructor Amy Yelin recommends one of her favorite craft books.
The Art of the Personal Essay by Philip Lopate. My copy is worn and torn and marked with black pen throughout from referencing this book so much over the years! There is an excellent overview of the qualities of strong personal essays in the introduction. The rest of the book includes examples of personal essays starting with the pioneers of the form, such as Seneca and …