Literary Life by Larry McMurtry
A Second Memoir

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• A critically acclaimed memoirist: McMurtry’s nonfiction works, including his most recent memoir, Books , have received rave reviews from readers and critics alike. In this follow-up to Books , McMurtry explores the trials and triumphs of being a writer. .

• Writing from the other side of the fence: Recounting moments from his earliest inkling of a future career to his tenure as a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stamford to his success as a published author, Literary Life will be cherished by McMurtry fans and aspiring writers alike. Including literary anecdotes and gossip, and packed with memorable observations about writing, writers, and the author himself, the book will provide rare insight into the mind of a brilliant, intensely private writer. .
 

About Larry McMurtry

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Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lives in Archer City, Texas.
 
Published May 24, 2010 by Simon & Schuster. 196 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist McMurtry follows the first volume of his memoirs, Books (2008), with a desultory account of his journey through "the scrappy, variegated world of letters."

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Literary Life: A Second Memoir

The New York Times

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Larry McMurtry’s second memoir is slack and distracted — but also exactly the kind of slipshod book I enjoy more than many good books.

Dec 11 2009 | Read Full Review of Literary Life: A Second Memoir

NPR

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Larry McMurtry, the author of Lonesome Dove, The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment, has written a new memoir about the struggles and successes of his long writing career, called Literary Life.

Dec 23 2009 | Read Full Review of Literary Life: A Second Memoir

Book Reporter

Reading a good book is one of life’s pleasures.

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Dallas News

By CLAY REYNOLDS / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News Novelist Clay Reynolds is professor of arts and humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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