Thursday, May 9, 2019


Process. Along with many fans of Robert Caro’s books about Lyndon Johnson, I look forward to reading the fifth and final book whenever Caro finishes it. In the meantime, it was a real joy to read his latest book titled, Working, that assembles perspectives old and new about his writing process. The conclusions are not unexpected. Caro works very hard. He digs deeper and deeper, turning every page in research, asking more and more questions in multiple interviews. He begins to write after he feels his research is done, and that takes a while. Once he starts to write, he writes quickly, but then rewrites multiple times. He wants to be sure that a reader is brought inside the story: that the reader understands the issues and feels as if one is there with what Caro describes. Caro’s prose reads so well that he makes it seem easy. This book explains how hard it is to make prose seem that easy. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Working from

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