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Booknotes: America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas

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For the past eight years, "Booknotes" has been an oasis of book programming on television. Now host Brian Lamb has selected the very best moments from the show, a wonderful and intimate collection of some of America's finest authors on reading, writing, and the power of ideas.
Hardcover, 423 pages
Published June 17th 1997 by Crown Publishing Group (NY) (first published 1997)
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Christopher
I really wish there were more books like this. I loved the show Booknotes for many reasons--one was learning about the authors' writing habits--where they wrote, how they wrote, and what inspired them at their desks.

I suppose this book is a distillation of the Booknotes program, with some added emphasis on the work habits of authors. It inspires my own quest for improving my work habits and creating an efficient writing space.

It's a little disconcerting, though, to learn that many of these estee
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Aug 27, 2014 Terry rated it really liked it
This fine collection of interviews with authors of significant books yielded many title for my books-to-read list.
David
Jul 22, 2014 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Both volumes are a great read for both fans of the show and history buffs. Enjoyable and informative.
Kendall
Compilation of interviews with authors who have appeared on the CSPAN program Booknotes. Mostly non-fiction authors. Some good tips and insights into writing.
Eli
A book that is the companion to BookTV. Tells great behind the scenes tales of the writing life.
Colleen
Interesting, gave me many additions for my book list.
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