Writing to Change the World
ISBN 9781440679469 | 272 pages | 01 May 2007 | Riverhead | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other
Words are the most powerful tools at our disposal. With them, writers have saved lives and taken them, brought justice and confounded it, started wars and ended them. Writers can change the way we think and transform our definitions of right and wrong.
Writing to Change the World is a beautiful paean to the transformative power of words. Encapsulating Mary Pipher's years as a writer and therapist, it features rousing commentary, personal anecdotes, memorable quotations, and stories of writers who have helped reshape society. It is a book that will shake up readers' beliefs, expand their minds, and possibly even inspire them to make their own mark on the world.
“[Pipher] offers useful advice…[This] will encourage idealistic aspiring writers, who will surely find inspiration in her assertion that writing can change the world.”
“[Pipher] brings astute analogies from her career as a therapist to the problem of how to begin writing.”
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