A Broom of One's Own: Essays on Housecleaning and the Writing
For the twice-published novelist, reading an article about herself in the National Enquirer—under the headline "Here's One for the Books: Cleaning Lady Is an Acclaimed Author"—was more than a shock. It was an inspiration.
In A Broom of One's Own, Nancy Peacock, whose first novel was selected by the New York Times as a Notable Book of the Year, explores with warmth, wit, and candor what it means to be a writer. An encouragement to all hard-working artists, no matter how they make a living, Peacock's book provides valuable insights and advice on motivation, craft, and criticism while offering hilarious anecdotes about the houses she cleans.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - -Cee- - LibraryThing
A mix of soul searching and humor, this memoir is delightful. An honest and open view into the life of a published but still struggling writer, it is also a witty commentary on the diverse lifestyles ... Read full review
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What a joy A Broom of One’s Own is! Honest and wise and humorous, each short essay takes us to a different client and a brief discussion of Peacock’s writing life. Apparently, after having not one ... Read full review
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The Writing Spider
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