About Adair Lara


Here’s the nice blurb I wrote about myself a while back, most of it still true:

Adair Lara is a writer, teacher and author in San Francisco.  A former magazine editor, she wrote a popular, award-winning personal column for the San Francisco Chronicle for 16 years before leaving the paper to write and teach full time. Her most recent book, which has become a cult favorite in the writing blogsphere, is Naked, Drunk and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essays (Ten Speed). She holds sold-out workshops in her house on writing essay and memoir and other forms of autobiography, and consults with authors individually, in person or long-distance. Her essays appear in many national magazines, and have been anthologized in dozens of textbooks. She teaches  memoir workshops in her house in San Francisco several times a year. You can go to Praise From Students to see what past workshoppers have to say and to Workshop for upcoming dates of workshops.


Naked, Drunk, and Writing

Best Seller – THIRD on list of best writing books

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