The Getaway Car: A Practical Memoir About Writing And Life

A talented and astute writing friend of mine (cheers, Penny!) put me onto this little gem:

The Getaway Car

If you haven’t heard of Ann Patchett, you should have. If you haven’t read Bel Canto, why not?

The Getaway Car is a fantastic read which seamlessly blends a short autobiography with the odd practical hint for the budding writer. Turns out that the road to being published is littered with police stingers.

Anyway,  well worth the few hours it’ll take you to read it. I think it’s Kindle only at the moment. With any luck, that’ll change.

A few times throughout the book, Ms Patchett that folk often approach her offering her the chance to write the book they don’t have time to write themselves (in return for half the proceeds!). That struck me as really weird; unless you’re dead, why would you want someone else to write your story?