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Memoirs: Why You Probably Shouldn't Write One

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First Posted: 01/31/11 01:50 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:30 PM ET

New York Times:

There was a time when you had to earn the right to draft a memoir, by accomplishing something noteworthy or having an extremely unusual experience or being such a brilliant writer that you could turn relatively ordinary occur­rences into a snapshot of a broader historical moment. Anyone who didn't fit one of those categories was obliged to keep quiet. Unremarkable lives went unremarked upon, the way God intended.

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