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, May 18, 2020 Published in Coming Home

The Adventures of Uncle Dan: "I had the title for whenever I wrote my life story: Unidentified Companion."

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Monday, May 11, 2020 Published in Books and Writers

I was introduced to a quietly imposing woman without makeup who wore her grey hair in a braid around her head, like a peasant or one of those strong Midwestern farm women painted by Grant Wood, or portrayed by Willa Cather in O Pioneers.

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Saturday, May 9, 2020 Published in Coming Home

I was sorry to see Little Richard pass from the scene today. I once was ushered out of a Little Richard event in a Washington hotel. It was the 1970 National Book Association convention, when authors, starved all...

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

– Philo of Alexandria

Dan Wakefield

Dan Wakefield