Friday, September 17th, 2010
Memoirville recommends… a brief review of Paul Guest’s memoir, One More Theory About Happiness, on Bookslut. Guest writes about his life after a tragic bicycle accident at age twelve left him paralyzed. Reviewer Beth Harrington admits that the book feels like pieced together anecdotes, but cannot deny Guest’s stunning use of language to convey the complexity of touch and bodily sensation.
Also on Bookslut this month is an interview with memoirist Rachel Shukert about her book, Everything is Going to Be Great. Shukert talks about how she decided to pursue writing and a bit about her travel memoir in relation to Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love. You can read more about Shukert’s writing processes and use of humor in an interview with her here at Memoirville.