Richard Goodman is the author of French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France. His other books are The Soul of Creative Writing, A New York Memoir and The Bicycle Diaries: One New Yorker's Journey Through 9-11. He has written for The New York Times, Harvard Review, Creative Nonfiction, Commonweal, Vanity Fair, The Writer's Chronicle, The Louisville Review, Saveur, Ascent, and the Michigan Quarterly Review. Richard is Assistant Professor of English at the University of New Orleans.
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"French Dirt is one of the most charming, perceptive and subtle books ever written about the French by an American."—San Francisco Chronicle
"So much more than an engaging memoir of New York. One can learn much from this man—a rare individual who, with honesty, sensuousness, and keen observation, turns yearning and remembrance into art."—Susan Vreeland, author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue
"Richard Goodman’s marvelous book, The Soul of Creative Writing, will instruct, delight, edify, challenge, reassure, and guide any student of writing to a personal best."—Molly Peacock, author of The Paper Garden and Paradise, Piece by Piece