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    DescriptionPaul Auster's "Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure" is a fascinating and often funny memoir about his early years as a writer struggling to be published, and to make enough money to survive. Leaving high school with "itchy feet" and refusing to play it safe, Auster avoided convention and the double life of steady office employment while writing. From the streets of New York City, Dublin, and Paris to a surreal adventure in a dusty village in Mexico, Auster's account of living on next to nothing introduces an unforgettable cast of characters while examining what it means to be a writer.

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    Hand to Mouth
    A Chronicle of Early Failure
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Auster
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 10
    Width: 121 mm
    Height: 182 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 122 g
    ISBN 13: 9780312422325
    ISBN 10: 0312422326

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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    01 August 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Paul Auster's previous novel, "Timbuktu," was a national bestseller, as was "I Thought My Father Was God, " the NPR National Story Project anthology, which he edited. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. "The Book of Illusions" is his tenth novel.
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    "Delightful...A gracious and humane tale...One can only marvel at Auster's artistry. --T"he Boston Sunday Globe" "Auster writes in a voice so clear, so mesmerizing, and so profound...[he] is unafraid of his own power, precisely because he has acknowledged humiliation's alchemy, its way of letting words vibrate at whatever weird, golden velocity they wish, "Hand to Mouth "vibrates...beautiful." --Wayne Koestenbaum, "Bookforum" "Required, inspiring reading for Auster-holics and aspiring writers." --"Kirkus Reviews" "An engaging account of his early attempts to stay afloat as a writer...with a colorful cast of sharply etched characters who he meets along the way." --"Chicago Tribune" "As a cautionary tale for writers, this is a superb book." --"Publishers Weekly"