Posts Tagged ‘memoir’

Rock Memoirs and Keith Richards’ Life

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Memoirville recommends… a short piece on The Millions about the “Rock Memoir,” its downfalls, and more specifically, Keith Richards’ new memoir, Life, co-written with James Fox.

Interview: Mark Vonnegut, M.D., author of Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Mark Vonnegut, M.D., author of the new memoir Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So, talks about why he writes memoir and what he learned from his father.

Remembering My First: Roald Dahl’s Boy

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

The first memoir I remember reading was Roald Dahl’s Boy: Tales of Childhood. As a girl in Los Angeles in the early nineties, I was not particularly interested in the life of Dahl as a boy living in Britain in the twenties, but I had decided that I had to read every Roald Dahl book [...]

Let’s Not Mince Words: Bill Clegg & Darin Strauss On Memoirs and Media

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Bill Clegg and Darin Strauss find each other in conversation again about their memoirs, Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man and Half a Life.

Exploring Narratives: Melissa Febos & Sara Marcus Talk Writing

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart, and Sara Marcus, author of Girls to the Front, talk to each other about their books, narratives, and writing openly and honestly.

Interview: Phoebe Potts, author of Good Eggs

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Interviewer Rachel Lehmann-Haupt talks with Phoebe Potts about her new graphic memoir, Good Eggs, in which she draws and writes about her odyssey through fertility problems and making a family.

Interview: Neal Pollack, author of Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Neal Pollack, once caustic, cynical, and jaded, found yoga and a new approach to living his life. The accounts of his experiences are found in his new memoir, Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude.

Paul Guest & Rachel Shukert Talk Writing on Bookslut

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 [...]

“Believe in the Story”: Difficult Truths from Vivian Gornick

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Memoirville recommends… an interview with Vivian Gornick on The Rumpus.
How does an author write about real events and real people in an honest, poignant way without hurting people’s feelings along the way? That’s the heart and soul of this interview with Gornick, in which she talks with interviewer Sari Botton about how she approaches the [...]

Happy Birthday to Mark Doty!

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

On August 10th, 1953, Mark Doty was born in Maryville, Tennesee. A celebrated poet and memoirist, Doty has contributed beauty and insights to the forms since his first publication in 1987.
Doty’s work is vast and varying in theme and form, including multiple memoirs: the poignant and emotional book, Heaven’s Coast: A Memoir, about losing [...]

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