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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.

First Nighter: Robert O'Hara's 'Barbecue' Sizzles a Bit, Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love" is Catnip for Actors

David Finkle | Posted 10.09.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

The first act of Robert (Bootycandy) O'Hara's Barbecue consists of four scenes, two each in alternation, depicting a lower-class white family and a lower-class black family on what looks like a picnic in a shady Middle America forest preserve.

Mary Karr's Truth

Brooke Warner | Posted 10.06.2016 | Books
Brooke Warner

Mary is advocating that writers not be chained to exactitudes. But in giving this kind of permission, she is opening the door to a small battleground where absolutists are going to have a field day with her. For black-and-white thinkers there is truth or not truth.

6 Ways to Deliver Your Best Blog

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.09.2015 | Technology
Ashley Wren Collins

It's 2015. Everything and everyone out there is competing for eyeballs. And when it comes to the Internet, consumers are certainly not lacking for material.

Why Tyndale Should Keep Malarkey In Print

Eric Simpson | Posted 03.22.2015 | Books
Eric Simpson

But worse than a six-year-old making the stuff up is Tyndale House self-righteously taking the book off the market because it isn't literally true, as if that should be a big surprise! It's not real? No kidding. Keep selling the book. People enjoy it.

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."

Reading James Frey's New Book Could Win You $500,000 In Gold

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.07.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Reading James Frey's new novel "Endgame: The Calling" comes with a lot more than the thrill of the story: The book also contains a puzzle, and the fir...

Imaginary Memoirs

Donna Minkowitz | Posted 02.22.2014 | Books
Donna Minkowitz

I determined that my own story, with its emotionally and sexually abusive mother, and physically abusive, but bullied and mentally ill father, would be easier for readers to connect with if I wrapped it in a fairy tale.

From Barrel to Bottle: The Art of Blending Wine

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 06.03.2013 | Taste
Rebecca Gerendasy

Vineyard owner and winemaker James Frey is perfecting the art of blending wine.

Why We Need Divorce Memoirs

Theo Pauline Nestor | Posted 01.30.2013 | Divorce
Theo Pauline Nestor

Heartburn, Nora Ephron's roman à clef based on her own divorce, kicked off the what we know as the divorce memoir genre

James Frey: Oprah's 'Smell Of Awesomeness' Fills A Room

Posted 08.03.2012 | TV

Author James Frey joined "Jersey Shore" cast-member Jennifer "JWoww" Farley in one of Andy Cohen's usual odd couple mash-ups on "Watch What Happens: L...

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...

Publishing's Renewed Holiday Push With Memoirs, an Enduring Genre

David Tereshchuk | Posted 01.22.2012 | Books
David Tereshchuk

The publishing industry has now fully readied itself for the holidays, with offerings that include yet more aggressively-promoted slices of first-person recollection.

Three Cups Of Lies: How Much Do Facts Matter?

Christian Piatt | Posted 01.16.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

We're obsessed in today's world with facts. Every syllable uttered by people in positions of power is put under a microscope, and we, the general public, love nothing more than to have subterfuge reveal in the media spotlight.

Heard Any Good Books Lately?

DailyFinance | Alice Hines | Posted 11.01.2011 | Books

This piece was first published on our sister site DailyFinance. By Alice Hines The book, that venerable handmaiden of Western thought, has had a...

My NY: 20 Questions For Author Tao Lin

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.31.2011 | New York

Age: 27 Current Gig: I honestly don't know, maybe "author." [Follow Tao on twitter here, and buy his latest book RICHARD YATES here]. Neighborh...

James Frey's Bisexual, Alcholic Jesus Will Ascend To Silver Screen

The New York Observer | Posted 08.30.2011 | Books

Christine Vachon’s Killer Films will produce a film adaptation of James Frey’s The Final Testament of the Holy Bible. In the book, which was relea...

Three Cups Of Tea Author Greg Mortenson Faces Another Lawsuit

The Daily Beast | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books

Greg Mortenson is facing another lawsuit filed over his bestselling memoir, Three Cups of Tea....

How Accurately Do Memoirs Reflect The People Who Write Them?

The Fix | Posted 08.02.2011 | Books

How accurately do memoirs reflect the people who write them? Nic Sheff, our newest columnist, has a few thoughts on that....

WATCH: Top 5 Unexpected Oprah-Inspired Art Moments

ARTINFO | Posted 07.26.2011 | Arts

On the penultimate episode of Oprah Winfrey's beloved television show, aired Mary 24, actor Tom Hanks tells the TV icon in a video tribute: "Your show...

Top 10 Bestselling Books In Oprah’s Book Club

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on May 20, 2011 10:31 AM | Posted 07.20.2011 | Books

To commemorate the end of Oprah’s Book Club, the Nielsen Company has compiled a list of the top ten bestselling books from Oprah Winfrey‘s magical...

James Frey Took the Memoir Bullet

Theo Pauline Nestor | Posted 07.17.2011 | Books
Theo Pauline Nestor

I don't think James Frey did the right thing. Ideally, he would have either published the book as fiction or as memoir with a hefty author's note. But it was 2001, and then 2003 and then 2006. It was the times, I'm telling you. It was the times.

James Frey Discusses The Big O, His Blasphemous New Book Pre-Oprah Interview

The Fix | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

When she discovered that much of his memoir were fabricated, an irate Oprah Winfrey nearly drove the much-maligned writer to drink. Today he's back on...

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.

Controversial Book About Jesus Headed To Big Screen?

Posted 06.25.2011 | Entertainment

James Frey creates plenty of controversy on paper. A big screen version of his latest book could amplify his polarizing profile a million times over. ...