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3.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 5 3.56 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Zinsser Narrator: William Zinsser Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781400182664
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In Writing Places, William Zinsser—the author of On Writing Well, the bestseller that has inspired two generations of writers, journalists, and students—recalls the many colorful and instructive places where he has worked and taught. Gay Talese, author of A Writer’s Life, calls Writing Places “wonderful,” while the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette praises this unique memoir for possessing “all the qualities that Zinsser believes matter most in good writing—clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 9/14/2013

    " I like this author! I have known about his books, but I had not previously actually read one. It was a pleasant nostlagia trip to read his impressions of Yale. He made even New York City sound appealing. He is a bit of a Luddite. I will be reading more of his books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jestertim | 7/23/2013

    " Not as good as his writing guide "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 4/26/2013

    " I like the way he framed his memoir. Great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roben | 3/20/2011

    " Though sadly I will never meet Mr. Zinsser, I feel after reading Writing Places that we are old friends. He is a generous soul telling the story of his life with good humor. The last sentence came too quickly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla Jean | 1/7/2011

    " I liked it so much that I immediately took out paper and pen to write Mr. Zinsser a thank-you note. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jestertim | 11/23/2010

    " Not as good as his writing guide "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla Jean | 8/10/2010

    " I liked it so much that I immediately took out paper and pen to write Mr. Zinsser a thank-you note. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 RuthAnn | 7/2/2009

    " Would recommend: Yes

    Reading Writing Places made me want to get out there and write! Right now! Just thinking about it gives me a thrill. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 5/20/2009

    " I like this author! I have known about his books, but I had not previously actually read one. It was a pleasant nostlagia trip to read his impressions of Yale. He made even New York City sound appealing. He is a bit of a Luddite. I will be reading more of his books. "

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About the Author

William Zinsser has been a mentor for countless people who want to write with clarity and confidence. A writer, editor, and teacher, his eighteen books range in subject from writing to music to baseball to American travel. His classic On Writing Well has sold almost 1.5 million copies. He now teaches at the New School and at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and is a writing advisor for various organizations. He holds honorary degrees from Wesleyan University, Rollins College, and the University of Southern Indian and is a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library. He lives in his home town with his wife.