Old Friend from Far Away: How to Write a Memoir

Version: Unabridged
Author: Natalie Goldberg
Narrator: Natalie Goldberg
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Literature
Publisher: Sounds True
Published In: April 2006
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes
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This original audio program based on Goldberg's popular workshops on learning to write memoir, has never before published in book form. The author of "Writing Down the Bones" provides a practical course on writing a memoir, and makes it easy to get started with exercises to begin writing memoirs immediately.

Reviews (1)

I want to buy the print version now

Written by Anonymous on January 27th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is a wonderful "listen". I believe it was read by the author. I like her soothing voice and her story telling. She will inspire you to write! There are many writing exercises in the book so I plan to buy the print version now. It's not about chronological memoir writing, as in, I was born here, I went to this school, worked here, etc. Instead, she will say, "Think of the word 'red"; what comes to mind?" She remembers her mother's red lipstick while her mother ate Oreo cookies. Small details make great writing. One topic will springboard you into others. It may inspire some great poetry too. Enjoy, get out of your car and write!

Author Details

Author Details

Goldberg, Natalie

Natalie Goldberg is a poet, teacher, and the author of eleven books, including her classic, "Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within--"which has sold more than a million and a half copies and has been translated into fourteen languages--"Wild Mind, Long Quiet Highway, Living Color, "and "The Great Failure". She has taught seminars for thirty years to people from around the world, and lives in northern New Mexico.