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Crash Course : Essays from Where Writing and Life Collide
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Robin Black's path through loss and survival delivered her to the writer's life. Agoraphobia, the challenges of parenting a child with special needs, and the legacy of a formidable father all shaped that journey. In these deeply personal and instructive essays, the author of the internationally acclaimed If I loved you, I would tell you this and Life Drawing explores the making of art through the experiences of building a life. Engaging, challenging, and moving, Crash Course is full of insight into how to write--and why. From "Autumn, 1972, A Moment at Which I Became a Writer": I sense, even now, the reverberations of a kind of shattering of my foundation and a quick rebuild, a change at a molecular level of who I understood myself to be. No longer someone who could look at another person without wondering what their life was like, but someone with a new curiosity about what people's stories might actually be. Robin Black is the author of the story collection, If I loved you, I would tell you this and the novel Life Drawing , both critically acclaimed, and both published in multiple languages. She has developed a loyal, enthusiastic following for her essays on life and writing, online and in such publications as the New York Times , the Chicago Tribune , and O Magazine . She lives with her husband in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the house is always open for their three grown children.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781938126710
  • ISBN-10: 1938126718
  • Publisher: Engine Books
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds
  • Page Count: 200

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