The Creation of Youth Culture

Book - 2007
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Penguin Putnam
Inspiring stories and practical advice from America’s most respected journalists

The country’s most prominent journalists and nonfiction authors gather each year at Harvard’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism. Telling True Stories presents their best advice—covering everything from finding a good topic, to structuring narrative stories, to writing and selling your first book. More than fifty well-known writers offer their most powerful tips, including:

Tom Wolfe on the emotional core of the story
Gay Talese on writing about private lives
Malcolm Gladwell on the limits of profiles
Nora Ephron on narrative writing and screenwriters
Alma Guillermoprieto on telling the story and telling the truth
• Dozens of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists from the Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and more . . .

The essays contain important counsel for new and career journalists, as well as for freelance writers, radio producers, and memoirists. Packed with refreshingly candid and insightful recommendations, Telling True Stories will show anyone fascinated by the art of writing nonfiction how to bring people, scenes, and ideas to life on the page.

Baker & Taylor
Some of the nation's leading journalists and writers offer practical advice, personal anecdotes, and helpful writing techniques and suggestions in a volume that includes essays by Tom Wolfe on the emotional core of the story, Gay Talese on writing about private lives, and other contributions by Malcolm Gladwell, Nora Ephron, Alma Guillermoprieto, and others. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Viking, c2007
ISBN: 9780452287556
Branch Call Number: 305.2350904 Sav
Characteristics: xx, 551 p. : ill., ports
Alternative Title: Creation of youth culture


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Mar 04, 2014

Jon Savage wrote one of the definitive books on English punk, "England's Dreaming" and remains at the forefront of music writers, both impassioned and insightful. In this ambitious, engrossing book, he turns his attention to the development of the idea of adolescence ( a term coined by psychologist G. Stanley Hall) and the emergence of the teenager as a social force. Starting in the Victorian era and going up through World War II, Savage primarily concentrates on Britain, Germany and America, whose youth culture spread across the world. Witty, informative and astute, this is an essential read for those who work with youth or who seek to understand those crazy kids and where they come from.

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