Writing Places: The Life Journey of a Writer and Teacher

Paperback | July 27, 2010

byWilliam Zinsser

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“William Zinsser turns his zest, warmth and curiosity—his sharp but forgiving eye—on his own story. The result is lively, funny and moving, especially for anyone who cares about art and the business of writing well.”
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In Writing Places, William Zinsser—the author of On Writing Well, the bestseller that has inspired two generations of writers, journalists, and students—recalls the many colorful and instructive places where he has worked and taught. Gay Talese, author of A Writer’s Life, calls Writing Places, “Wonderful,” while the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette praises this unique memoir for possessing “all the qualities that Zinsser believes matter most in good writing—clarity, brevity, simplicity and humanity.”<_o3a_p>

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“William Zinsser turns his zest, warmth and curiosity—his sharp but forgiving eye—on his own story. The result is lively, funny and moving, especially for anyone who cares about art and the business of writing well.”—Evan Thomas, Newsweek In Writing Places, William Zinsser—the author of On Writing Well, the bestseller that has inspired...

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William Zinsser's classic bestseller, On Writing Well, has inspired three generations of writers, journalists and students. In Writing Places, he delightfully recalls the many colorful and amusing locations where he has worked and taught.Written with humor and with gratitude for a lifetime of change and self-discovery, relishing a rich...

William Zinsser is a writer, editor and teacher. He began his career on the New YorkHerald Tribuneand has since written regularly for leading magazines. During the 1970s he was master of Branford College at Yale. His 17 books, ranging from baseball to music to American travel, include the influentialWriting to LearnandWriting About You...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.47 inPublished:July 27, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061729035

ISBN - 13:9780061729034

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“An elegantly written memoir… With careful introspection and nothing but gratitude for the people in his life, Zinsser makes perfect sense of his long, strange journey.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))