Why LBJ Biographer Robert Caro Still Writes 1000-Page Books by Hand


Robert Caro is an indomitable figure, his remarkable work documenting political power, first with Robert Moses and then LBJ, are must reads (granted, it will take you some time to get through it). He has taken a break from his 5th LBJ installment to write Working, a collection of stories and memories on his creative and literary process. Be it a Smith Corona typewriter or Chopin, thick pencils or a classic Buick, for the lionized biographer of LBJ, every thing has a purpose (and a story). In Working, like with everything else he writes, Caro draws you in and doesn’t let go until long after the last page.


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