Who is that dark stranger there? Not Maverick, or Rockford, but James Garner. As told to John Winokur, this is a plain-spoken remembrance of what has turned out to be a remarkable life. The testimonials at the back of the book attest to his kindness, generosity and even his orneriness. Just think: a genuine Hollywood star who’s a genuine human being.
Michelle Huneven, Douglas Borsom, Glenn Schaeffer & Eric Olsen present and sign We Wanted to Be Writers
08/26/2011 7:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
This book is a rollicking and insightful blend of original interviews, commentary, advice, gossip, anecdotes, analyses, history, and asides with nearly thirty graduates and teachers at the now legendary Iowa Writers' Workshop between 1974 and 1978. Among the talents that emerged in those years were the younger versions of writers who became John Irving, Jane Smiley, T. C. Boyle, Michelle Huneven, Allan Gurganus, Sandra Cisneros, Jayne Anne Phillips, Jennie Fields, Joy Harjo, Joe Haldeman, and many others. It is chock full of insights and a treasure trove of inspiration for all writers, readers, history lovers, and anyone who ever "wanted to be a writer."