the writer at work
Author: bell hooks
“Even though writing is a solitary act, when I sit with words that I trust will be read by someone, I know that I can never be truly alone.” —bell hooks, “women who write too much”
In this timeless essay collection on the writing life, award-winning author and renowned thinker bell hooks shares the secrets gleaned from years of facing the blank page, pen in hand.
At a time when the death of the book has been proclaimed, hooks’s Remembered Rapture beats with a pulsing passion for words, reminding us of literacy’s potency and the vital joys of reading and writing. In contemplative essays infused with her personal experience, hooks reveals her wide-ranging intellectual scope. With insight and vision, hooks untangles the complex personae of women writers, especially those whose work goes against the grain.
This inspiring collection from a treasured American author is for everyone who believes in the power of the written word.
“For anyone who writes, or seeks to understand the writing process, or wants to know more about the erudite and passionate mind of bell hooks, this is the book to read.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer
In The News
“bell hooks reveals the heart of her writing life and the process through which she has come to be known as a 'visionary feminist.'” —Essence
“Each offering from bell hooks is a major event, as she has so much to give us.” —Maya Angelou
“hooks infuses the best of these essays with a personal tone that sheds warm light on this particular writer's life.” —Publishers Weekly