“Morning Pages is truly inspiring! In fact, so much so, that I have started to write down my own ‘recollections.’ Joseph Sutton makes his stories so personal—I feel like I’m actually there watching him achieve his successes and manage his failures.” —Ray Balbes, artist
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“Joseph Sutton is the master of the personal essay.”
Joseph Sutton is the master of the personal essay. In a handful of pages, he tells a small tale and ends each with an epiphany.
“Joseph Sutton…writes in the grand storyteller tradition of Jean Shepherd and William Saroyan…”
Joseph Sutton, God bless him, writes in the grand storyteller tradition of Jean Shepherd and William Saroyan
Bedside bar mitzvah inspires an ‘almost true story’
In Morning Pages, Sutton incorporates several short stories—amalgamating truth and fiction—which appear as if written by Halaby. A writer, Halaby is “having trouble writing” until he stumbles across Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way.
Tackling the Dreaded “Block”
San Francisco writer Joseph Sutton’s novel, Morning Pages: The Almost True Story of My Life, provides a rare glimpse into all the thoughts and feelings a writer has in the quest to do what writers do—write! Yet there is one obstacle to the creative process that most writers know all too well—the demon known as “writer’s block.”
The Truth As I Saw It: Joseph Sutton’s Story
Syrian-Jewish writer and Los Angeles native Joseph Sutton (b. 1940) has just published his first novel, Morning Pages: The Almost True Story of My Life, a loosely fictionalized version of his past and present life.