WENDY McCLURE - The Wilder Life

 

WENDY McCLURE
will speak & sign
The Wilder Life:
My Adventures in the Lost World
of Little House on the Prairie.


For anyone who has ever wanted to step into the world of a favorite book, here is a pioneer pilgrimage, a tribute to Laura Ingalls Wilder, and a hilarious account of butter-churning obsession.

Wendy McClure is on a quest to find the world of beloved Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder-a fantastic realm of fiction, history, and places she's never been to, yet somehow knows by heart. She retraces the pioneer journey of the Ingalls family- looking for the Big Woods among the medium trees in Wisconsin, wading in Plum Creek, and enduring a prairie hailstorm in South Dakota. She immerses herself in all things Little House, and explores the story from fact to fiction. Whether she's churning butter in her apartment or sitting in a replica log cabin, McClure is always in pursuit of "the Laura experience." Along the way she comes to understand how Wilder's life and work have shaped our ideas about girlhood and the American West.

Wendy McClure holds an M.F.A. in poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is the author of The Wilder Life, I’m Not the New Me, and the creator of the online journal Pound, as well as the humor site Candyboots. She is a columnist for Bust, a regular contributor to the website Television Without Pity, and her writing has also appeared in Glamour, The Chicago Sun-Times, and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications. She lives in Chicago.


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Event date: 
Monday, April 9, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594485688
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - April 3rd, 2012

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