A Broom of One's Own

A Broom of One's Own

Words on Writing, Housecleaning, and Life

Book - 2008
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For the twice-published novelist, reading an article about herself in the National Enquirer--under the headline "Here's One for the Books: Cleaning Lady Is an Acclaimed Author"--was more than a shock. It was an inspiration.

In A Broom of One's Own, Nancy Peacock, whose first novel was selected by the New York Times as a Notable Book of the Year, explores with warmth, wit, and candor what it means to be a writer. An encouragement to all hard-working artists, no matter how they make a living, Peacock's book provides valuable insights and advice on motivation, craft, and criticism while offering hilarious anecdotes about the houses she cleans.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780061357879
Branch Call Number: 813 PEACO
Characteristics: 169, 20 pages ; 21 cm


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Nov 07, 2017

What a gem! Read this in one sitting.

Sep 21, 2017

Fun to read, and so relatable. I'm looking for more by Nancy Peacock.

Jun 02, 2010

I really enjoyed this book and it was very inspiring.

Stoneangel Sep 27, 2009

I found this to be honest, amusing, inspiring and a just plain enjoyable read.

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