Doug's Reviews > Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure

Hand to Mouth by Paul Auster
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Jan 17, 09

it was amazing
bookshelves: bio-autobio-memoir, non-fiction

This is essential reading for the budding writer. Many head nods will accompany the stories captured in Auster's austere prose. If you've enjoyed the novels, this is one author worth getting to know in his non-fiction writing. An unusual memoir in that it ends in the early eighties, and is then accompanied by three early plays, a game invention called "Action Baseball," and the full text of his first published novel, "Squeeze Play". I'm headed to his essays in "The Art of Hunger" next.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Hand to Mouth.
Sign In »

Comments (showing 1-1 of 1) (1 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

Leslie Thanks for steering Emily to this book--I just started it and it's really good!

back to top