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Living by the Word

1 rating: 5.0
A book by Alice Walker

"An uneasy mix of journal entries, short essays, travel notes, speeches and dream fragments, this miscellany by the author of The Color Purple is most satisfying when Walker relates small personal victories," wrote PW. Pointed pieces tackle the modern … see full wiki

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Author: Alice Walker
Genre: Nonfiction
Publisher: Mariner Books
1 review about Living by the Word

A true favorite

  • Oct 11, 2008
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+5
I love this book. Full disclosure time: I love the writing of Alice Walker, so I'd probably read her grocery lists if she published a compilation of them. But truly, this book is in my list of Top 20 Favorites of All Time. I found it in a bookstore on a bad day in a bad part of town during a bad period of a bad (back then) life. Reading this book every morning before going off to my bad job kept me sane. I loved it so much I didn't read the last few pages for a long, long time because I just didn't want to finish it. Walker sees the poetic truth of life and renders it in brilliant prose. She is absolutely a writer's writer. I love this book. (I know, I said that already... just... for emphasis.)

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