A WRITER'S SAN FRANCISCO: A Guided Journey for the Creative Soul.

Maisel, Eric (illustrated by Paul Madonna)

ISBN 10: 1577315464 / ISBN 13: 9781577315469
Published by Novato, CA: New World Library, (2006.) dj, 2006
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Even if you don't want to be a writer, this is a wonderful introduction to parts of San Francisc, ranging from a portrait of the author's 96-year old mother living at West Portal, the City Lights bookstore, cafes, demographic and more. The large fold-out painting (creating the a 4 page wide streetscape) and the colored drawings by Paul Madonna at the beginning of each essay capture the look and spirit of the city - an attractively-produced and seductively interesting book. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Notes, index. 135 plus a colophon (which, in the spirit of the San Francisco area, notes that the publisher is a member of the Green Press Initiative.) Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 58922

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Title: A WRITER'S SAN FRANCISCO: A Guided Journey ...

Publisher: Novato, CA: New World Library, (2006.) dj

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Every writer needs a simpatico environment to be productive, and what better place than that mecca of creativity, San Francisco? The city by the bay has been home to generations of writers, from Rudyard Kipling to Mark Twain to Armistead Maupin. In this lively book, Eric Maisel gives writers the guidance they need to take a literal or figurative soul-renewing sojourn to San Francisco. Maisel, one of America’s foremost creativity coaches, explores the how and why of making an artistic pilgrimage to the city, including the pesky problem of finding the perfect pied-a-terre for writing that elusive masterpiece. Thirty individual essays profile the best sections of the city for pumping up the juices ( The View from Bernal Hill,” South of Market”), noted literati of the past ( Mark Twain and the Onion”), how to find the perfect landlord, dealing with those inspiration-inhibiting earthquake fears, and much more.

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"Maisel has a wonderful voice and A Writer's San Francisco reads like a gritty, fluent love letter. He moves seamlessly between thoughtful descriptions of modern San Francisco and the San Francisco of the '60s and '70s in narratives that bring the city alive on the page. His affection and respect for the city are inspiring to all writers and artists, but also to anyone who has ever spent time in San Francisco and fallen in love with her."
-- Chris DeLorenzo, Laguna Writers Workshops

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