Writing, of course, matters. However, Why Writing Matters, doesn’t. At least not to those looking for a writing guidebook.
This book is half memoir and half a literary history lesson. It has a few interesting ideas. But many of the ideas are obvious. Reading your favorite books later in life will give you a new perspective? Duh.
I realize that this book is part of a series of Why x Matters. However, the title here feels misleading. Therefore, Why Writing Matters receives 2 stars from me.
Thanks to Yale University Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.