Hello--I'm new to the group and eager to follow more of your discussion threads, so I'll throw one out: What do you think of the use of Prologue to begin a memoir? Is it tiresome and old-fashioned, or is it a smooth-riding vehicle to carry backstory to the reader? I'm in the editing stage of Next Stop, a memoir about letting go of my autistic adult son--forthcoming from Putnam in 2011-- and I'm taking a second look at my brief Prologue. Of course, it all depends on having a killer opening line, but perhaps it's bolder to open in-scene with Chapter One and trust your reader to catch up. Any thoughts here?