How Precious Was That While by Piers Anthony
An Autobiography (Xanth)

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One of fantasys most popular authors, Piers Anthony is also one of the fields most fascinating and controversial personalities. His first volume of memoirs, Bio of an Ogre (1988), chronicled Anthonys first fifty years. Now Piers Anthony continues his remarkable life story. Focusing on the past 15 years of his career, the book also includes revealing episodes from Anthonys early years, scathing commentaries on the bottom line publishing mentality, and uncompromising views on human nature.

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New York Times-bestselling author Piers Anthony has written over one hundred books. His first fantasy, A Spell for Chameleon, won the August Derleth Fantasy Award for best novel in 1977, and commenced his acclaimed Xanth series.
Published July 1, 2001 by Tor Books. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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Editors get the treatment, too, from the meddlesome Lester Del Rey to the witty host of the famous Milford Writers’ Conferences, Damon Knight, who allows personal remarks as the basis for critical judgments.

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In this autobiographical sequel to 1988's Bio of an Ogre, Anthony tacitly and emphatically acknowledges that his readers mean more to him than critics, publishers or editors.

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