Select books by Dan Wakefield

"A precise and moving recreation of a time and a place when the world seemed small and we knew everyone in it."

- Joan Didion

"What a wonderful book is Dan Wakefield’s The Story of Your Life. It will help many people to write their own spiritual autobiographies... And I suspect that many readers are going to want to take one of Wakefield’s workshops in writing your spiritual autobiography."

- Madeline L’Engle, Author of A Wrinkle in Time

"Wonderful, sad and funny; a scathing portrait of middle America through the eyes of a new fictional character who will inevitably be compared to Portnoy and Holden Caulfield"

- Gay Talese

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Monday, November 11, 2019 Published in Coming Home

In 1971, with the royalties from my novel Going All The Way, I bought a townhouse in Boston on Beacon Hill. (If I had never sold it I would now be a millionaire. So it goes.).

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Published in Books and Writers

As a reader of the bi-weekly Gazette - and a graduate of School #80 (now a condo at 62nd and Guildford) - I am most entranced by its features that delve into the neighborhood's past, like a history of The Vogue theater, which brought back memories of the countless Saturday afternoons I spent watching double features, newsreels, and serial episodes of long-gone heroes like Buck Rogers and The Lone Ranger.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Published in Books and Writers

Susan Neville, the Butler professor/author who happens to be The Most Under-Rated Important Writer in Indianapolis - and Indiana, and The Midwest and The United States - has a dynamite new essay that was chosen as a "Solo" for the literary magazine Ploughshares.

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Be kind; for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.

– Philo of Alexandria

Dan Wakefield

Dan Wakefield