One-Minute Book Reviews

April 3, 2008

How Is Writing a Biography Different From Writing an Autobiography? (Quote of the Day / Russell Baker)

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“The biographer’s problem is that he never knows enough. The autobiographer’s problem is that he knows too much.”

Russell Baker as quoted by William Zinsser in Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir: Russell Baker / Annie Dillard / Alfred Kazin / Toni Morrison / Lewis Thomas. Edited and with a memoir and an introduction by William Zinsser (Houghton Miffin, 1987). Inventing the Truth began as a series of talks conceived by the Book-of-the-Month Club and held at the New York Public Library in 1986.

© 2008 Janice Harayda. All rights reserved.

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