Tag Archives: Memoirs

Interview: Emily Rapp, Author of The Still Point of the Turning World

Author Emily Rapp with child Ronan

“I think experiences of joyfulness are more magnified, more fully experienced, when you have known true suffering, because you understand that all of these great epic feelings are blips, really.”

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Interview: Heather Donahue, Author of Growgirl

Heather Donahue with her dog Vito

“Free, right? That’s the best of our national brand. America: Home of the Babysat. Just doesn’t have the same ring.”

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Interview: Benjamin Anastas, Author of Too Good to Be True

Ben Anastas author photo

“There is a strange and abiding prestige, a strange and abiding cultural juice that comes from being a writer. Having seen the reality of it, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.”

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Donald Hall’s Unpacking the Boxes: A Memoir of a Life in Poetry

For more than fifty years, Donald Hall has had a two-sided career, his fifteen books of poetry matched by fifteen books of nonfiction.

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One Falling, One Diving: A Review of Michael Greenberg’s Hurry Down Sunshine

The unspoken message seems to be: Reader, be not smug! If it can happen to me, it can, and might, happen to you.

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Mia Fontaine

Mia Fontaine

When you’re struggling, it’s often hard to see past wherever you’re at; feeling happy or "normal" seems like such an impossibility, there’s no incentive to change.

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Truth in Memoir

James Frey gave the public what it was looking for, and was probably a little more subject to its whim than he realized.

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Jumping for that Elusive Truth

Novelist Christian Bauman ponders the triumphs and tribulations of memoirists James Frey and Anthony Swofford and the lure of the publishing industry’s nonfiction fix

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Katy Lederer

“I think it is extremely interesting to think that, in some cases, vice might be, finally, more redemptive than virtue.”

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Andy Behrman

Andy Behrman

“SCREAM AND JUMP UP AND DOWN ABOUT YOUR BOOK. SEND OUT SMOKE SIGNALS. DO EVERYTHING EXCEPT TAKE YOUR CLOTHES OFF IN PUBLIC PLACES.”

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