HAVING DECIDED TO WRITE MEMOIR FOR A LIVING has its perils. For me, it has some extra-prickly ones, since my only sibling has been teaching memoir-writing for 13 years, and has a disarming thing or 20 to say on the topic—plus she shares a lifetime of my memories. Now Marion Roach Smith has tucked her tactics (along with a number of our childhood anecdotes) into “The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life,” which we’re celebrating along with the medium of memoir as a guide to life in my latest big giveaway. Dare to join us?
September 19, 2011
giveaway: a tale of love, and poison apples
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO I was outbid on a property not far from here. I was devastated to lose the chance to own a semi-jalopy of..
March 25, 2011
giveaway: books about the journey ‘home’
ISEEM TO BE A BIT SHORT HERE ON YOUTH, SPOUSES, AND CHILDREN…but even with these differences in the facts of our lives, I loved the..
Among many others, Learning to Fall: The Blessings of An Imperfect Life, by Philip Simmons and There Is A Season by Patrick Lane.
The Good Earth, by Pearl S.Buck Instilled dignity and the need to preserve my piece of the earth and all of it where ever I am.
Please include me in your drawing.Thankyou!
The Secret Life of Bees – great story with a lot of “honey” in it :)