©1938, 1987 Brenda Ueland and the Estate of Brenda Ueland; (P)1991, 1998 HighBridge Company
"A fresh and viable retelling....[Hunt's] rich prose and cultural details utilize the five senses to recreate the familiar story." (Publishers Weekly)
I have always shyed away from writing, but this book gives one such positive reinforcement as well as great ideas to help you get over any kind of writer's block. I highly recommend it to any aspiring writer.
I have her original book, thanks to Anne Lamott's recommendation but now the audible version makes everything complete. I can listen to Brenda's inspiring words whenever I have a minute and they not only change the way I write but the way I live. The narrator is absolutely fantastic. Thank you, thank you.
I listen to this fabulously narrated classic by Brenda Ueland once a year just to clear my head and re-inspire myself to continue writing. My only complaint is that it is abridged and some of the original gorgeous text is missing. But still listening to this audiobook on a brisk walk brings renewed zest to my writing practice.
This book is great - a classic. But this abridged version doesn't do this wonderful book justice. And why abridge it to begin with? It's not a long book. So much wisdom is left out.
Of course - IF it is unabridged!
She read this wonderfully! My complaint is certainly not with her performance - she was great. The whole (audio) book needs to be made available.
again, needs to be longer - the whole book.
Like I said, this book is such a gem, an unabridged version needs to be available. And with Pat Carroll reading it as well.
Entrepreneur & Writer
This voice put to these beautiful, classical, sensitive words - this audio program, in my humble opinion, is simple, short and gorgeous!
Her mentioning that years prior to writing that manifesto, she would have exhaustively looked for scientific proof to back up her words, but then she exclaimed that 'I say it because it is true to me, that it is true and you should have it!' - my favorite part!
Pat Carroll voice was perfect for this book.
my review for the print version - There are no words...but i'll try. Brenda Ueland has written this manifesto for everyone who has anything in them to share to spur them on. I love the wording, I love the quotes from her favorite people, I love her artists sensibility and that she gets the way a writer's mind works. She was and is (because being that she was a writing teacher, this book screams of her living spirit) THE voice for a writer lost in their own mind, trying to latch on to guidance and do their thing.
I simply love her and this book is why I do.
I've owned the print copy of this book for several years and bought the audio version here because it was relatively inexpensive, and nice to listen to for a bit of a pep talk type motivation. Pat Carroll has THE perfect voice for this kind of book, she has a voice that reminds you of someone you'd sit and chat with about your life, someone you'd seek advice from. I hope in the future she'd be willing to do the full unabridged copy of the book. If you don't have the print version I highly recommend that as well.
Absolutely, I listen to a bit when I get stuck
That you don't have to be perfect, you just have to do it. The rest will come in time.
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