• November 2009
    Hi, Leslie, so pleased that you're working on a memoir! And, you know, regardless of reviewers/media folks, most memoirs are VERY well received by people who actually read. These memoirs can truly make a difference in people's lives. And, yes, it...
  • November 2009
    @Leslie That was indeed a very helpful book. Good luck on the work your doing now.
  • November 2009
    Hi Sue, Dierdre, I'm up at the VT Studio Center writing memoir and thinking about the very lukewarm bathwater my baby will eventually be born into. I deliberately chose a "fiction month" to be here in an attempt to recapitulate the sense of...
  • November 2009
    Hi, Deirdre, thank you so much for reading my essay and for your wonderfully supportive response! That means a lot to me. Yes, I totally agree with you: the generalized attack on memoir has very little to do with those few problemmatic books, but...
  • November 2009
    What a great essay. I feel that one of the reasons memoir has been so attacked recently is not simply because there have been some high-profile books with less than truthful parts, but because the memoir form has been one that's open to women...
  • November 2009
    Thank you, Beth! And thank you, Leslie--what you say means a lot to me! I love Drunken Boat, by the way! I fully agree with your assessment of PW. It has, indeed, lost its pulse in terms of what is being written--and in terms of what readers want...
  • November 2009
    Thank you for this erudite post, Sue. I look to your writings and teaching in the art of memoir writing as part of the canon of the genre. For me, PW's list shows that it's lost the pulse of what's being written in the US today. As Drunken Boat's...
  • November 2009
    Great post!! Thank you!

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