Poets and Writers

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The Secret Lives of Stories

Rewriting our personal narratives.

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Eat, Pray, Write

What happens after you sell eight million copies of a book? One of the few authors who can answer that is Elizabeth GIlbert, author of the mega-successful memoir Eat, Pray, Love.

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Failure’s Fortune

Sam Lipsyte elevates the status of the loser by reminding us to learn from and celebrate our shortcomings.

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Home Sweet Home

For Meghan Daum, the search for a place to call home turned up something much more important than a permanent address.

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Chuck Palahniuk, Choke Hold on the Zeitgeist

Distilling modern angst into a writing career.

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In Search of the Last American Man

A profile of Elizabeth Gilbert.

Inner Space

Clearing some room for inspiration.

For the Relief of Unbearable Pressure

A profile of Nathan Englander.

All the Things He Did Not Know: A Profile of Tom Bissell

Chasing the Whale

A profile of Junot Díaz.