Home: American Writers Remember Rooms of Their Own Wander through a steaming bathroom while Jane Smiley steps into the tub. Hers is just one of the welcoming, intimate remembrances of rooms past in… Home: American Writers Remember Rooms of Their Own Wander through a steaming bathroom while Jane Smiley steps into the tub. Hers is just one of the welcoming, intimate remembrances of rooms past in… Pop Culture
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Home: American Writers Remember Rooms of Their Own

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Details Writers: Sharon Sloan Fiffer, Steve Fiffer; Genre: Pop Culture

Wander through a steaming bathroom while Jane Smiley steps into the tub. Hers is just one of the welcoming, intimate remembrances of rooms past in Home: American Writers Remember Rooms of their Own. Richard Bausch conjures up a family porch from his childhood. Henry Louis Gates Jr. writes about sitting in a West Virginia kitchen tub watching the 1960s civil rights movement on the living-room TV. Lynda Barry conjures up a teen's bedroom complete with pet tarantula. These tiny autobiographies are curl-up, homey reads. And like a back-door handout, a sliver of the book's proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity. A

Originally posted Nov 24, 1995 Published in issue #302 Nov 24, 1995 Order article reprints
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