Hanging Out With Tobias Wolff on Amazon

This Boy’s Life by Tobias WolffOne of my favorite books is the memoir This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff. The book chronicles Wolff’s teen years while living in Concrete, Washington. I can relate to that, having grown up not far from there, but that’s not why I like the book. I like the forthrightness and honesty of the writing, and his finding humor in dark places while bringing the life of a troubled teen to life in the pages of the memoir.

I admire Mr. Wolff greatly, and his book served as something of a model for me in writing Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss.

So imagine the thrill I got today when my book sat beside This Boy’s Life on Amazon’s best-selling memoir list. I truly feel honored to be mingling in such exalted company, and I thank all of those who have supported my book and helped it achieve what I consider to be a huge compliment.

Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss and This Boy’s Life

If any you have not read Wolff’s book, I recommend it highly, especially for those writing a memoir. It is a classic. Mind you, the author is not a PEN/Faulkner Award winner for nothing, albeit for a different book (fiction).




About Polishing Your Prose

Larry M Edwards is an award-winning investigative journalist, author, editor and publishing consultant. He is the author of three books, and has edited dozens of nonfiction and fiction book manuscripts. Under Wigeon Publishing, he has produced six books. As author, "Dare I Call It Murder? A Memoir of Violent Loss" won First Place in the San Diego Book Awards in 2012 (unpublished memoir) and 2014, Best Published Memoir. The book has also been nominated for a number of awards, including: Pulitzer Prize, Benjamin Franklin Award, Washington State Book Award, and One Book, One San Diego. As Editor, "Murder Survivor’s Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources" won the Gold Award in the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, Self-Help. For a sample edit and cost estimate, contact Larry: larry [at] larryedwards [dot] com -- www.larryedwards.com -- www.dareicallitmurder.com -- www.larryedwards.com/wigeonpublishing/
This entry was posted in Journey, My Book, Reading, Violent Loss, Writing and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Hanging Out With Tobias Wolff on Amazon

  1. susanpjames says:

    Must be a great feeling for you! You’ve been in some exalted company this past year on Amazon best sellers.

  2. Yes, indeed. I feel quite privileged.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s