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Brenda Ueland's own passionate coming-of-age story set in Minneapolis and Greenwich Village is the focus of this classic autobiography, first published in 1939. "She writes with spontaneous, confident zeal."--New York Times "It is her masterpiece."--Patricia Hampl
Paperback, 364 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Holy Cow! Press (first published 1939)
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Meredith
Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I think everybody should meet Ms. Ueland. She makes me feel so buoyant and vigorous. Ten stars!
Alisha
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I can't really put into words how much Brenda has meant to me. A true inspiration and a wonderfully full life. I admire her in so many ways and her book is just like her: quick-witted, practical and unassuming. If Brenda were alive today and knew how much I appreciated this book, she would be embarrassed and would probably say, "Ish!" to my sentimentality. But I'd like to think we'd also be fast friends and confidants and sharers of secrets. I will carry her spirit with me as I make my own writi ...more
Carolyn Jourdan
Nov 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is one interesting lady. Similar to Helen Luke in being a Wise Woman.
Lisa
Apr 17, 2020 rated it liked it
I wanted to love this book. Her book “If You Want to Write” is my favorite book on the craft of writing. But this memoir was very tedious. She had some great ideas and insights, but the minutia was just downright boring in many parts. Also, she was most likely a homosexual but couldn’t write about it, or felt that she couldn’t. Very sad. I kind of couldn’t wait until it was done. So disappointed.
Paul
Oct 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Brenda Ueland is a writer perhaps not well known outside of Minneapolis and Greenwich Village, the two locations where she spent much of her life. In this autobiography, she demonstrates that she is far ahead of her time (in the 1920s and '30s): She shocked the public by wearing shorts (shorts!) to downtown Minneapolis in the 1920s. She was indomitable: a feminist, suffragist, writer, writing teacher, a voluminous reader and an athlete who walked six miles every day, because she thought she was ...more
CarrieAnne
Apr 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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As an artist and woman, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have a short attention span, so it took me a while to finish the book, but Ueland's storytelling is inspirational and unique.

Libby Larsen's song cycle based on this book is also fascinating.
Kathy
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding.
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Brenda Ueland was a journalist, editor, freelance writer, and teacher of writing. She is best known for her book If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit.

Ueland was born to Andreas and Clara Hampson Ueland; the third of seven children. She attended Wells and Barnard colleges and received her baccalaureate from Barnard in 1913. She lived in and around New York City for much o
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