Books by Meredith Maran

WHY WE WRITE by Meredith Maran
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A fun, enlightening read for writers and book lovers alike."
A rich, informative essay collection based on interviews with 20 prominent authors seeking to answer the question: "Why do writers write?" Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A passionate and intelligent account."
A lively, dramatic, and provocative story of one writer's sojourn into one of our nation's most diverse public high schools. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

"Highly readable and relevant—though superficial at points."
Essays from a still idealistic baby boomer on the legacies of feminism—and on battles yet to be won. Read full book review >
WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE NOW by Meredith Maran
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 1995

"Maran is engaging, but she's not self-critical enough, as if unaware that there's nothing particularly unusual these days about Bay Area lesbian mothers who eat tofu, ride bicycles, and participate in Zen meditation groups."
The late Jerry Rubin notwithstanding, not all '60s survivors sold out to the junk-bond culture of the '80s when the first gray hair sprouted. Read full book review >