Category Archives: Memoir in the News

Articles, movies, political campaigns and other reviews about memoir.

After You Die: Do You Want to Live on Digitally? Want to Become an Influential Hologram??

Sometimes all one can say to an idea is “wow.” That’s the way I felt after watching Mashable editor-in-chief Adam Ostrow’s five-minute TED talk below. Writers may not admit it, but one of their desires is to leave evidence that … Continue reading

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Another Way To Hope–A 9-11 Survivor Tells Her Story

My first post on 9-11 this week asked for stories. One friend, artist Erma Martin Yost could not just write a comment. Her heart and mind were bursting. So she sent me an essay, which I immediately asked permission to … Continue reading

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Nine 9-11 Memoirs that Will Touch Your Heart

Living in New York for a year has many benefits. It’s like having a box seat to culture and history. In a few days the focus in the city will be on the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the … Continue reading

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24 Hour-Only Memoir Bargain: William Styron’s Darkness Visible on Kindle

We all get spam and the next thing to spam–email from companies we have done business with in the past. Amazon just sent me an email, something that happens without my response several times a week. But this one caught … Continue reading

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Is Memoir the New Novel–And Does it Matter?

One of the joys of writing a memoir blog for more than three years is that people send in relevant articles. Today I got this one about memoir replacing the novel from Simone; last week I got a message from … Continue reading

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Memoir: Is it Inevitably About Our Parents?

Noble laureate Doris Lessing wrote her last book, Alfred and Emily, reviewed in The New York Times here, at age 88. She’s now 91 years old. Apparently she’s been working out the meaning of her parents’ tragic lives all her … Continue reading

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Memoir as Window to the Unfathomable Self: Stanley Fish on Charles Van Doren

Stanley Fish several years ago wrote his column in the New York Times about an essay by Charles Van Doren in the July 28, 2008, issue of The New Yorker.  If you saw Quiz Show, directed by Robert Redford, you know that Charles Van Doren disgraced … Continue reading

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