Posts Tagged ‘memoir’

Interview: Adam Mansbach, author of Go the F**k to Sleep

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

“I never would have dreamed that this book would be the big hit. One constant in my career is that I’ve always written the shit I’ve wanted to write.”
Before Adam Mansbach wrote the children’s book for grownups, Go the Fuck to Sleep, he was, in his own words, “feverishly working on all kinds of different [...]

Interview: MariNaomi, author of Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

“I really want to connect to people. I wasn’t going for shocking by any means. I want people to identify with it and share their own stories!”
MariNaomi, author of the autobiographical graphic novel Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22, anticipated varying sorts of feedback when the book was released last month. [...]

Interview: Gabrielle Hamilton, author of Blood, Bones and Butter

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

“If you just tell the damn story from the beginning to the middle to the end, and you are authoritative about your subject—you know what it looks like, smells like, you know who, what, when, why–everything else will take care of itself.”
Gabrielle Hamilton, New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Blood, Bones and Butter: [...]

Interview: Caitlin Shetterly, author of Made for You and Me

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

“I wrote the book so that other people would feel less alone when faced with the isolation and pain that comes from economic collapse.”
For those who have known the particular pain of joblessness in The Great Recession, Caitlin Shetterly’s plainspoken memoir, Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home, is a much-needed [...]

Excerpt: Living Loaded: Tales of Sex, Salvation, and the Pursuit of the Never-Ending Happy Hour by Dan Dunn

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

“Spending damn near every day with my pops at P&J’s in the summer of 1976 is one of two truly meaningful father-son bonding experiences I can recall from my childhood. The other happened when I was five and he kidnapped me and fled to Maryland.”

Interview: Dan Dunn, author of Living Loaded: Tales of Sex, Salvation, and the Pursuit of the Never-Ending Happy Hour

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Dan Dunn talks about his memoir, Living Loaded, and about what life is like as a booze journalist.

Interview: Andre Dubus III, author of Townie: A Memoir

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Andre Dubus III talks with SMITH about writing his memoir, Townie, his father, and masculinity in America.

Interview: Maxine Hong Kingston, author of I Love a Broad Margin to My Life

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Maxine Hong Kingston talks about her new memoir, I Love a Broad Margin to My Life, and her various influences, from Walt Whitman to Virginia Woolf.

Interview: Johanna Adorján, author of An Exclusive Love

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Joanna Adorján talks with SMITH about her new memoir, An Exclusive Love, a story about her grandparents’ suicides.

Interview: Angela Balcita, author of Moonface: A True Romance

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Angela Balcita talks to SMITH about changing expectations, the realization that memoir is only “a moment in time,” and why a recent New York Times piece infuriated her.

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