9780399536182

Writers Gone Wild : The Feuds, Frolics, and Follies of Literature's Great Adventurers, Drunkards, Lovers, Iconoclasts, and Misanthropes

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  • ISBN13:

    9780399536182

  • ISBN10:

    0399536183

  • Edition: Original
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/2/2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
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Summary

Truth is stranger than fiction. "Writers Gone Wild" rips back the (book) covers and reveals the seamy underside of the writing life.

Author Biography

Bill Peschel is a lifelong reader whose five thousand-book library keeps his home in Hershey, Pennsylvania, firmly anchored to the earth. When not collecting weird and wild stories, he edits news articles and designs pages at the Harrisburg Patriot-News.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
On the Jobp. 1
Dramatic Debutsp. 3
Public Embarrassmentsp. 15
Grub Streetp. 29
Censors and Editorsp. 40
Frauds and Hoaxesp. 48
Moneyp. 60
Off the Jobp. 67
Odd Jobsp. 69
Crime and Punishmentp. 78
Unfortunate Encountersp. 87
Fight Clubp. 97
Ultraviolencep. 117
Politics and Powerp. 125
Warp. 136
Everything Elsep. 149
Bad Crazinessp. 151
The Loversp. 163
The Joy of Sexp. 176
The End of the Affairp. 189
Alcohol and Drugsp. 202
The Endp. 212
Acknowledgmentsp. 223
Bibliographyp. 225
Indexp. 249
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