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Book Nook: The Whore Next Door, by Annie Campbell

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Have you ever considered writing your memoir? Have you had an interesting life? Do you believe you can express yourself in print in a compelling way? And what if you had to illustrate every chapter of your memoir with a painting that you created to depict the events that you were describing? Now that would be difficult, wouldn't it?

Annie Campbell recently published her memoir, "The Whore Next Door." This book is a revelation. Campbell's pithy prose details a compelling life story. During the 1960's Campbell was feeling the sweet bloom of youth while living her life to the fullest.  The things she experienced, the people she met, and the adventures she had are described with a beguiling frankness. This book draws the reader in.

Campbell's water color paintings illustrate each chapter. Her prose is candid and entertaining. Her paintings are magnificent. This is one of the most beautiful books I have read in years. You can view her artwork at AnnieCampbell.org

The Book Nook on WYSO is made possible by six local library systems in southwest Ohio:  the Greene County Public LibraryWashington-Centerville Public Library, MidPointe Library SystemClark County Public Library, Dayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.

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Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them.  Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.