A Broom of One's Own

A Broom of One's Own

Words on Writing, Housecleaning, and Life

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
In a collection of autobiographical essays, the author of Life Without Water shares her thoughts on what it means to be a writer, anecdotes about her second job as a maid and the houses she cleans, and advice on inspiration, craft, criticism, and other timely topics. Original. 35,000 first printing.

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For the twice-published novelist, reading an article about herself in the National Enquirer—under the headline "Here's One for the Books: Cleaning Lady Is an Acclaimed Author"—was more than a shock. It was an inspiration.

In A Broom of One's Own, Nancy Peacock, whose first novel was selected by the New York Times as a Notable Book of the Year, explores with warmth, wit, and candor what it means to be a writer. An encouragement to all hard-working artists, no matter how they make a living, Peacock's book provides valuable insights and advice on motivation, craft, and criticism while offering hilarious anecdotes about the houses she cleans.



Baker
& Taylor

Expresses the author's thoughts on being a writer, anecdotes about her second job as a maid and the houses she cleans, and advice on inspiration, craft, criticism, and other timely topics through autobiographical essays.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061357879
0061357871
Characteristics: 169, 20 p. : port. ; 21 cm

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Jun 02, 2010

I really enjoyed this book and it was very inspiring.

Stoneangel Sep 27, 2009

I found this to be honest, amusing, inspiring and a just plain enjoyable read.

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