My latest book – on how to “shed your inhibitions and craft a compelling memoir or personal essay” – is out now from Ten Speed Press:
The award-winning author of an autobiographical newspaper column, Adair Lara has written more than ten books, including the memoir Hold Me Close, Let Me Go. Packed with insight and wit, Naked, Drunk, and Writing is the culmination of her extensive experience as a writer, editor, and teacher. In this instructive and refreshingly irreverent guide, she shows aspiring writers how to cast off self-doubt and become skilled storytellers.
This is not one of those inspirational writing books that tell you to go to a café and write about your mother; it’s one that tells you what to do with what you wrote in the café.