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    DescriptionWritten with elegance, warmth, and humor, this highly original "teaching memoir" by William Zinsser--renowned bestselling author of On Writing Well gives you the tools to organize and recover your past, and the confidence to believe in your life narrative. His method is to take you on a memoir of his own: 13 chapters in which he recalls dramatic, amusing, and often surprising moments in his long and varied life as a writer, editor, teacher, and traveler. Along the way, Zinsser pauses to explain the technical decisions he made as he wrote about his life. They are the same decisions you'll have to make as you write about your own life: matters of selection, condensation, focus, attitude, voice, and tone.

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    Writing About Your Life
    A Journey into the Past
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Zinsser
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9781569243794
    ISBN 10: 1569243794

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    BIC subject category V2: CBW
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    LC classification: PE
    DC22: 808.06692
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: LAN002000
    B&T Approval Code: A23253000
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    BISAC V2.8: LAN005000
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    Thema V1.0: DNB, CBW
    Marlowe & Co
    Imprint name
    Marlowe & Co
    Publication date
    26 August 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "William Zinsser is a born teacher. This book, full of charm and ingenuity, cannot fail to delight and instruct the would-be writer of personal narrative."