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Memoirs About Love: A Reading List

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lisa Dale Norton

I was slow to accept the reality of what I instinctively knew: Memoirists are not a crowd who write personal narratives of blissfully joyous times, of hearts and flowers and romantic love.

Should Authors Avoid Bookstores?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

When it comes to promotion, it's not enough to have crafted a great book. You need to figure out what your target audiences might be, where to find them, and how to reach them.

Upstairs, Downstairs at The New Yorker: An 86th Anniversary Appreciation

Brenda Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brenda Peterson

When I showed up for my first day of work at The New Yorker magazine in 1972, I was greeted by my theatrically busy boss, "Quick, quick, we've got three deadlines today!"

Allen Shawn's Twin: Overcoming Remoteness

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Roth

While acknowledging our separation from one another, Allen Shawn has made a brotherly gift that recalls the possibilities of connection through memory and love that just might be shared.

Donald Rumsfeld Was Right About Everything, Book By Rumsfeld Claims | Alex Pareene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Reviled two-time Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has finally written his memoir. It is titled "Known and Unknown," after a typically obtuse quote he...

The Problem With Memoirs: A Moment Of Silence, Please, For The Lost Art Of Shutting Up

New York Times | NEIL GENZLINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

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 ...

"Winter Whether" Brings Back Memories of My Cancer

Claudia Ricci | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Claudia Ricci

I carry my cup of tea into the living room and stand at the door. I stare out at the pine trees, their boughs laden in snow. I open the door. I inhale. The air is a painful blast.

Ten Steps to Writing Your Memoir in 2011

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lisa Dale Norton

You all dream of writing a story about your life and getting it published. Make that dream come true than now. You've examined your life. You've vowed to change it. Writing your story will do that.

'Sexually Driven' Memoir

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Lillian McEwen, who dated Thomas in the 1980s, has signed with TitleTown Publishing, a Green Bay, Wis.-based publisher specializing in true crime and ...

Six-Word Memoirs

Larry Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Larry Smith

I don't know of a better way to describe the more than 400,000 Six-Word Memoirs that readers have shared on at SMITH Magazine and SMITHteens than to c...

The U-Turn Week

Lucy Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lucy Danziger

Anything that you carry with you and that you can conjure easily is such a memory; Screening happens when these scenes play like mental movies in technicolor clarity on the screen of your brain.

McChrystal Memoir Coming 2012

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Four star General Stanley A. McChrystal retired from his post as commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan and the U.S. army after cri...

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Lands Book Deal

DailyFinance | SARAH WEINMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange cleared one legal hurdle last week when he was granted bail in the U.K. over sexual assault charges filed in Sweden. ...

Discovering What Unites Us All

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

We are all sons and daughters. This truth unites all people from all parts of the world. Many of us don't think about it, but our identity as a son or a daughter is a gateway.

Home For The Holidays?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Dreading going home for the holidays? So are a lot of people. Last year we compiled a list of writers whose real families we thought must be nuttier ...

Patti Smith's 'Just Kids' Won The National Book Award

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Patti Smith was a National Book Award Winner for 2010. Everybody loved her acceptance speech, but does everybody love the book? Opinions in favor seem...

When Our Parents Define Us: In Her Wake

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

The mark of a truly wonderful book is that it holds up bits of mirror where one's own secret tears and thoughts are reflected. With this, one feels less alone. In Her Wake was this book for me.

Emma Williams' Tale of Two Jerusalems

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Patricia DeGennaro

If you read one book on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, read this one. You get a good dose of the politics and history of the past and present, but woven through it all is the humanity of both Palestinians and Israelis.

Defining Yourself: What's Your Life Story?

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

Can we change the past? No. But a life story is far more than a list of past details. It is our interpretation of those details, our creation of meaning.

Foreign Language, Foreign Land: Reading My Book in a New Language

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.04.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

I'm just back from a book tour of over two weeks in Germany where I did something I never dreamed of doing: I read from my new memoir in German.

How to Defeat the Great Eraser

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

Death eventually claims everyone who remembers a certain person, but there is another option: Honor those people and their stories by writing them down or recording them.

Making Sense of the Memoir

Will Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Will Weaver

Hunting has a brutal side. Crippled birds not found. Blood trails and gut piles. Shooting accidents (my family has had its tragedies). It soon became clear to me as I wrote: tell the truth or stay home.

Don't Be an Amateur: 5 Ways Authors Can Be Better Performers

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

Here are five things authors should do to become skilled at this very demanding and essential side of the profession.

Not Much Demand For Bush

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP)-- Former President Bill Clinton is busy on the campaign trail, helping candidates in races from Florida to Washington state. His succe...

Bust a Hip -- Marlo Thomas Makes Us Fall Over Laughing

Thelma Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thelma Adams

"God bless a sense of humor." If Marlo Thomas' book has any message at all, it's that, because to have a sense of humor means you have a real chance at living a happier life.