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The Daily Routines of Great Writers

Why I Write: Joan Didion on Ego, Grammar & the Impetus to Create “We are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.

Diary of Anne Frank: Copies of Anne Frank's diaries are on display at the Anne Frank museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo Credit: ADE JOHNSON/epa/Corbis)

Diary Excerpts Specific diary entries capturing Anne’s morals and beliefs alongside her opinion on her country

"Georges Sand" born Amantine Lucille Aurore Dupin (later Baroness Dudevant) on July 1,1804 and died June 8,1876.  She was a French novelist  and  memoirist.

Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin July 1804 – 8 June best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a French novelist and memoirist.

Amantine (also "Amandine") Lucile Aurore Dupin, later Baroness (French: baronne) Dudevant (1 July 1804–8 June 1876), best known by her pseudonym GEORGE SAND was a French novelist and memoirist. She is known primarily for her so-called rustic novels, which drew their chief inspiration from her lifelong love of the countryside and sympathy for the poor.

George Sand (Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin) ~ French writer, feminist, cross-dresser, and muse for Chopin, Flaubert and Proust.

Virginia Clay-Clopton (1825–1915) was an American memoirist and political hostess in Alabama and Washington, DC. She was also known as Virginia Tunstall, Virginia Clay, and Mrs. Clement Claiborne Clay. She was one of a number of Southern women whose memoirs published at the turn of the 20th century became part of the public discourse about the war; her book was recommended by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to its membership.

Virginia Tunstall Clay-Clopton wife of Alabama politician Clement Claiborne Clay and "Belle of the Fifties"

My Favorite Things: Maira Kalman’s Illustrated Catalog of Unusual Objects, Memories, and Delight | Brain Pickings

My Favorite Things: Maira Kalman’s Illustrated Catalog of Unusual Objects, Memories, and Delight

12 Memoir Books Every Girl Needs To Read Before She Turns 18

12 Memoir Books Every Girl Needs To Read Before She Turns 18

Looking for a good book to read? Here are 12 non-fiction memoir books every young adult girl must read before she turns

Deborah Devonshire was the last of the celebrated Mitford sisters and became a literary figure – as historian, memoirist and magazine diarist – just as compelling and idiosyncratic as her elder siblings, the novelist and historian Nancy Mitford and the campaigning journalist Jessica Treuhaft.

Dowager Duchess of Devonshire: The youngest Mitford sister, an acclaimed writer and the successful head of Chatsworth House

Dowager Duchess of Devonshire: The youngest Mitford sister, an

Millennial Memoirs Living In NYC Books | Why Lena Dunham, Lesley Arfin, and Elizabeth Wurtzel are proof that the best pieces of self-reflective literature can happen in your 20s. #refinery29

32 Memoirs You Have To Read

Maya Angelou, Mary Karr, and David Sedaris are among our favorite memoirists.

http://www.amazon.com/Peg-Plunkett-Memoirs-Julie-Peakman/dp/1782067736       Peg Plunkett: Memoirs of a Whore,by Julie Peakman.The extraordinary life of the Georgian era's most famous whore.

Peg Plunkett was an Irish courtesan and brothel keeper in Dublin who wrote her memoirs in three volumes.

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