“Largely practical and eminently helpful”

Writers new to [creative nonfiction] would do well to start by perusing this slim tome on the subject. Editor Lee Gutkind is one of the pioneers in the field, and the advice he offers is straightforward, well organized, and useful. Brief chapters discuss everything from writing montages, to the narrative voice, to writing about family members, to reconstructing past events, to different points of view. Largely practical and eminently helpful, Keep It Real is the perfect book for those taking their first steps into this versatile and (relatively) brave new writing world. – Michael G. Cornelius