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Adair Lara
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ADAIR LARA wrote a weekly column for the San Francisco Chronicle for twelve years and won the Associated Press Award for Best Columnist in California. Lara currently teaches at Mills College and leads sold-out writing workshops.

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Hold Me Close, Let Me Go
A Mother, A Daughter and an Adolescence Survived
Written by Adair Lara


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $19.00

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Hold Me Close, Let Me Go
A Mother, a Daughter and an Adolescence Survived
Written by Adair Lara


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: July 3, 2001
Price: $13.99

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Naked, Drunk, and Writing
Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay
Written by Adair Lara


Format: Trade Paperback, 258 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: August 31, 2010
Price: $15.99

An instructive, inspiring, and refreshingly irreverent guide that shows aspiring writers how to cast off self-doubt and concoct a stellar memoir.

The award-winning author of an autobiographical newspaper column, Adair Lara has written more than ten books, including the memoir Hold Me Close, Let Me Go. Packed with insight and humor, Naked... Read more >
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Naked, Drunk, and Writing
Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay
Written by Adair Lara


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: August 31, 2010
Price: $11.99

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