[Why I Dont Write Childrens Literature Books ] Free read as TXT By Gary Soto


  • Paperback
  • 216
  • Why I Dont Write Childrens Literature
  • Gary Soto
  • English
  • 24 July 2017
  • 9781611687118

8 thoughts on “Why I Dont Write Childrens Literature

  1. says:

    Why I Don't Write Children's Literature is a collection of essays by poet and former author of children's literature Gary Soto I enjoyed the essays they range from very good to excellent The title essay recounts the author's experience when writing a book for the American Doll series causing much controversy when one of t

  2. says:

    I was positive I was going to love this book There were some really great tidbits but overall it did not hold my attention

  3. says:

    God this was so boring It felt like reading the diary of the Most Boring Man Alive

  4. says:

    I am familiar with Gary Soto's poetry but had not known him as an essayist When I received a copy of Why I Don't Write Children's Literature in a Good|reads Giveaway I was able to remedy thisSoto's poetic sensibility shines through his essays whether he is writing about his home and family life current events or whimsical meanderings His words flow Reading a Soto essay is like listening to an especially interesting storytellerAno

  5. says:

    I'm torn between 4 stars and 5 stars so I'm going to give it the 5 but really the last bit about the myths of poets could have been left out That saidI finished Gary Soto's book a few days ago and I still have the rhythm of his voice in my head I feel like I've gone for a long car ride and enjoyed a warm Corona beer or two with him listening to his stories I'm not sure if we actually have much in common but he's an enjoyable companion who

  6. says:

    Gary Soto writes as if you the reader were sitting having a cup of coffee with him reminiscing I thoroughly enjoyed his essays and loved how random they were They personified how he thinks his thoughts flitting from one memory or op

  7. says:

    Soto makes writing essays about every day life look unbelievably easy His wit and intelligence roll into perfect little pieces of poetic liter

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    I received the book for free through Goodreads First ReadsI didn't think that I would like this type of book to read But I can honestly say that this book has opened me to read this type of book Gary Soto wrote short essays about his life experiences and pretty much anything What made it easy for me was the humor in his writing and at times s

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Why I Dont Write Childrens Literature

Aging If each day of the week represented a decade then Soto is now cruising late Saturday afternoon As the clock’s gears relentlessly grind he’s soon on Sunday but Sunday morning He still has time to enjoy the world about himSoto is a master essayist His sharply refined sentences are worth a second read and often a pencil in hand Soto’s world is uirky captured in narrative that wi God this was so boring It felt like reading the diary of the Most Boring Man Alive

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Gary Soto is a poet and in his previous writing life author of children’s literature Moreover he is an essayist whose works such as Living Up the Street A Summer Life and What Poets Are Like were celebrated for their openness and vivid image making In this collection the poet again offers prose that is robust confessional and peculiar in its observations He addresses time He considers I was positive I was going to love this book There were some really great tidbits but overall it did not hold my attention

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Ll soften readers with laughter and empathy Like many boomers he laments his sense of failure Like them he shrugs off that failure to recast his remaining years He befriends daffodils praises theater and tribute bands and snuggles up with his wife of nearly forty years This book is short enough to read in one sitting on the couch and encourages a second reading with deeper pleasure in be Gary Soto writes as if you the reader were sitting having a cup of coffee with him reminiscing I thoroughly enjoyed his essays and loved how random they were They personified how he thinks his thoughts flitting from one memory or opinion to another He helps you view the writerpoet as a normal human being with that never ending desire to be a little famous or recognized than you are However at the same time I enjoyed his contented attitude and down to earth outlook on life If you re a fan of essays or short stories I would definitely recommend this book to you


About the Author: Gary Soto

Gary Soto born April 12 1952 was raised in Fresno California He is the author of eleven poetry collections for adults most notably New and Selected Poems a 1995 finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the National Book Award His poems have appeared in many literary magazines including Ploughshares Michigan uarterly Poetry International and Poetry whichhas honored him w