A Day at the Beach (Vintage)

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A Day at the Beach in an unusual memoir-style book written in a collaboration of short essays on author Geoffrey Wolff’s far from normal life. While the introduction suggests this book as a writer’s tool, it also implies we should be living our lives to the fullest. Get out there and try new things, do things that scare us, take chances, and then write about them. Why else would you do any of these things if not a means to prompt writing?

Unlike most memoirs that typically give you a basic chronological layout of one’s life or of a certain event, Wolf has a way of writing about his life that almost appears fiction. It might be whimsical in one essay, reminiscent of a bohemian life in another, or even play out a little like Eat, Pray, Love, in another. Whether it is describing in miserable detail a bus ride from the east coast to San Diego or of the enjoyable times aboard the Blackwing, taking in the joys and wonders of the Bahamas, this book definitely is anything but boring and an inspiring and easy read to enjoy for sure!

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Author Geoffrey Wolff, Ann Patchett, Introduction
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher Vintage
Publish Date 11/5/2013
ISBN 9780804170093
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Issue March 2014
Category Biographies & Memoirs


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