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In Search of Willie Morris: The Mercurial Life of a Legendary Writer and Editor

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Willie Morris, the famously talented—and complex—writer and editor, helped to remake American journalism and wrote more than a dozen books, with several classics among them. His time at the head of Harper's magazine, where he was made editor at age thirty-two, is legendary. With writers like David Halberstam, Norman Mailer, and author of this book, Larry L. King, Harper's ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 2nd 2007 by PublicAffairs (first published 2006)
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May 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
This King is not the TV Larry but an old friend and confidant of the semi-famous writer Willie Morris. It's a biography of Willie and the ups and downs of his life. I was attracted to the book because, as a student at the University of Texas journalism school, I'd often see Willie in the journalism building. I never had a class with him, although he was controversial editor of the Daily Texan and I avidly read his provocative and well-written editorials and columns. I later read his autobiograph ...more
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Talk about coincidences! I just finished reading My Dog Skip and My Cat Skip McGee. When I visited the book shop again, what book should I see but this one? Of course, I had to get it now I am in awe of Willie Morris' writing.

This is an amazing biography by Larry L. King. Now I know more about Mr Morris' life, I am more in awe of him.
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Nov 13, 2007 rated it liked it
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If you enjoy Willie Morris (North Toward Home, My Dog Skip, etc), you might enjoy this biography written by a long time friend. It is biased, but good.
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I am on a Willie Morris kick. Interesting biography of a major literary figure.
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Larry L. King (January 1, 1929 –December 20, 2012) was an American playwright, journalist, and novelist, best remembered for his 1978 Tony Award-nominated play The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, which became a long-running production on Broadway and was later turned into a feature film starring Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning and Dolly Parton.
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