Writing ’bout me

Unit 1: Me, Myself, and I

William Zinsser, On Writing WellChapters 1-4,  Ch 5-6,  Ch 7

Sandra Cisneros, My Name & First Job (From The House on Mango Street)

Jamaica Kincaid, Girl

Frank O’Connor, The Man of the House, Qns

V.S. Pritchett, The Saint, Qns

Langston Hughes, Salvation

Ernest Hemingway, The Big Two Hearted River

Madge McKeithen, What Really Happened

Jerald Walker, Unprepared

Chang-Rae Lee, Magical Dinners

Bill Bryson, Coming Home (From I’m a Stranger Here Myself)

Zora Neal Hurston, How It Feels to Be Colored Me

David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day

Amy Tan, Mother Tongue

Thomas Wolfe, Only the Dead Know Brooklyn

       Mark Twain, Italian Without a Master

James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son

Adrienne Rich, Split at the Root

Zadie Smith, Speaking in Tongues

Rachel Riederer, Patient

Christy Vannoy, A Personal Essay by a Personal Essay

Optional:

Chang-rae Lee, Coming Home Again

Annie Dillard, The Chase

David Sedaris, Remembering My Childhood on the Continent of Africa

Benjamin Franklin, A Bookish Inclination

Malcolm X, A Homemade Education

How to sell anything: “Elevator Pitch” This American Life (click up to 8:30)

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