The Destiny Thief--Essays on Writers, Writing and Life

The Destiny Thief--Essays on Writers, Writing and Life by Richard Russo is an excellent, thoughtful collection of essays. He is a very fine writer and often very funny. He addresses a wide variety of topics from transgender surgery to the challenges of making a living as a writer. His insights into the creative process are outstanding. He seems almost surprised that he has made a successful career out of writing which makes his thoughts all the more poignant and true. The 2004 Colby College graduation speech is a highlight; at the end, you get his four rules for life and they are worthwhile.