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Hunt for a Good Beginning. Then Write It. - The New York Times
Followers of John McPhee, perhaps the most revered nonfiction narrative journalist of our time, will luxuriate in the shipshape prose of “Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process,” a collection of eight essays that first appeared in The New Yorker, his home for more than 50 years.
writing  books  nonfiction  literature  johnmcphee  nytimes  bookreview 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Putting Cowboys — and Their Industry — in True Historical Context - The New York Times
In the 1870s, there was no faster way to fortune than to set up as a cattle baron in the American West. Or so the boosters promised. “Cattle is one of those investments men cannot pay too much for,” one promoter declared, since the worst that could happen was that the animals would “multiply, replenish and grow out of a bad bargain.”
theamericanwest  thewest  cowboys  cattle  nonfiction  books  christopherknowlton  history 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Joan Didion, The Art of Nonfiction No. 1
I can’t ask anything. Once in a while if I’m forced into it I will conduct an interview, but it’s usually pro forma, just to establish my credentials as somebody who’s allowed to hang around for a while. It doesn’t matter to me what people say to me in the interview because I don’t trust
writers  literature  theparisreview  nonfiction  interview  writing  joandidion 
october 2012 by brendanmcfadden

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