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How Not to Get Sued for Your Memoir

Brooke Warner | Posted 09.16.2016 | Books
Brooke Warner

Most writers are afraid of what will happen to them if they write their memoir. The consequences of telling our truth ranges from benign (your family will be mad at you) to quite serious (you might be facing a lawsuit). The problem is that most memoirists don't understand what constitutes a legal breach, and almost everyone is as worried about hurting someone as they are about the idea of getting into trouble legally.

Autism Without Fear: Advice for Young, Autistic Authors

Michael John Carley | Posted 04.14.2016 | Parents
Michael John Carley

A few of us have been at this "'notable person on the spectrum writes book'-thing" for some time. And whether it's me, Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Jerry Newport, John Elder Robison, or Donna Williams...etc. I'm going to guess that we all, as oldsters, see a tremendous number of young, next-gen spectrumites who are writing, or who are seeking to write books about what life is like on the autism spectrum.

Memoir Bashing: An Examination of an Emotionally Complex Social Phenomenon

Brooke Warner | Posted 03.16.2015 | Books
Brooke Warner

Is it just a bad book, worthy of your disdain, or does it maybe trigger in you something you're just not ready to face? And yes, please support women memoirists. We need each other!It's not uncommon to hear agents at conferences shutting down bright-eyed aspiring authors with a simple, "I don't represent memoir."

The Last Self-Help Book You'll Ever Need

Janice Harper | Posted 08.07.2012 | Books
Janice Harper

Augusten Burroughs has come out with a real self-help book, starting with the premise that self-help will only make you worse off. And damned if he doesn't deliver the most sensible self help book you're likely to stumble upon.

Running With Scissors Author Augusten Burroughs on Why He Felt Self-Conscious Writing His New Self-Help Book

Vanity Fair | Posted 07.08.2012 | Books
Vanity Fair

The controversial memoirist Augusten Burroughs has returned with a new self-help book entitled This Is How. Here, VF Daily chats with the author about the recent breakup that inspired the book.

Addiction Memoirs: 7 Books About Hitting Rock Bottom

| Posted 03.14.2012 | Books

By Margaret Bristol for Bookish In the mid-1990s, Kristen Johnston was starring on the hit NBC series "3rd Rock from the Sun," alongside the revere...

Can Memoir Be Trusted?

Michael Levy | Posted 06.29.2011 | Books
Michael Levy

Memoir, as its Latin root indicates, is a selection of subjective, often partially forgotten, memories. Readers do not expect memoirists to be journalists. What matters is trust.

Books to Get Me in the Christmas Mood (While the Cookies Burn)

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Christmas is coming and all of our family Christmas books have been brought down from the attic.

Catty on a Hot Tin Roof

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

Edmund White's City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960's and 70's reveals an unabashedly ambitious artist coming to terms with free love and gay liberation. It could be called Gay Sex in the City.

New Books Ring Out the Ghosts of Christmas Past

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Augusten Burroughs' You Better Not Cry, Wally Lamb's Wishin' and Hopin', and John Mortimer's posthumous releases in A Rumpole Christmas all pop a cork of nostalgia for times gone by.