writers gone wild

Writers Gone Wild: The Feuds, Frolics, and Follies of Literature’s Great Adventurers, Drunkards, Lovers, Iconoclasts, and Misanthropes

by Bill Peschel

Perigee, 2010

Adult Nonfiction

3 cups of tea out of 11

Summary: This is a collection of anecdotes about various famous writers.

Likes: There were multiple stories I thought were interesting and humorous. (Some of them I’ve done posts about.)

Dislikes: I wasn’t interested in all of the writers and I wasn’t interested in all of the stories. It also had a predominantly negative tone.

Overall it makes sense that I wouldn’t be into every story because the author and I find different authors and different pieces of their lives interesting. But I do feel like the introduction set this up as something I would be predominantly laughing at. But I didn’t find that to be the case.


Sexual situations, use of drugs, etc are described but these situations aren’t gone into graphically.

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