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Profile: Linda Langton, Super-Agent

Paola K Amaras | Posted 04.20.2016 | Home
Paola K Amaras

She is always dancing, so we were lucky enough to get her to slow down for a bit to talk about her remarkable life. Linda Langton runs Langtons Inte...

When You Can't Write Your Memoir Yourself

Patti M Hall | Posted 04.07.2016 | Home
Patti M Hall

I'm here to tell you that it's brutally difficult to keep writing and let's just say it openly here -- most of us don't know how to write that memoir ourselves, even after taking the classes and doing the self-guided courses, and plugging away with a notebook during our free time.

A New Life, A New Memoir: Toni Tennille Speaks About Life After The Captain

Jed Ryan | Posted 04.04.2016 | Home
Jed Ryan

Love Will Keep Us Together. Muskrat Love. Do That To Me One More Time. These are the irresistible songs that cemented their place in pop culture fo...

11 Memoirs And Autobiographies Written By Latinas Every Woman Should Read

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.21.2016 | Latino Voices

When one person's life story is immortalized within the crisp white pages of a book, the results can be powerful. That's because memoirs and autobiogr...

10 Ways to Keep Writing Memoir

Patti M Hall | Posted 03.04.2017 | Home
Patti M Hall

Here are some of tricks I use myself and recommend wholeheartedly to my students and clients when they feel stymied. These are tools to work around the mental excuses and overcome the real obstacles that stand in the way of your writing.

Confessions of a Ghost Writer: Pay No Attention To That Woman Behind the Curtain

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.24.2017 | Home
Holly Robinson

Recently, I appeared on a radio show to promote a literary event. We were talking about my latest novel, but inevitably the host asked, "So you're a g...

5 Hot Books: The Koch Brothers' Dangerous Influence, Investigating a Georgia Lynching, and More

The National Book Review | Posted 01.26.2017 | Home
The National Book Review

This article first appeared in The National Book Review: Five books people are talking about this week -- or should be: 1. Dark Money: The Hidden ...

It's Just Us Television Interview...

Craig Stewart | Posted 01.21.2017 | Home
Craig Stewart

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Believing in the Impossible and Dreaming Big

Melissa Marsted | Posted 12.17.2016 | Women
Melissa Marsted

Cancer has been a specter in my family. My grandmother, Granny Lu, a strong, petite woman, the daughter of AC Gilbert, an inventor and Olympic gold medal-winner and owner of The Toy Barn, a former toy store in Hamden, Connecticut, was diagnosed with cancer when I was a teenager.

Autism, Families, and Growing Up

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 12.16.2016 | Home
Liane Kupferberg Carter

Now there is a new must-read memoir, Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable: A Family Grows Up With Autism by Liane Kupferberg Carter. I have been a fan of Liane's for quite a while.

Q&A: A Public Radio Journalist on Writing a Book With a Dying Man

The National Book Review | Posted 12.10.2016 | Home
The National Book Review

This is much more than a memoir. It is an unexpected view inside a terminal disease. Bruce's is a path all of us will have to take.

How I Became A Lady Who Lunches

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 12.05.2016 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

In my 20s and 30, I had the retail beat at Business Week, and would occasionally write about Bergdorf's and its parent company, Neiman Marcus. But I never shopped there for anything more substantial than lipstick or pantyhose; during the years I wrote about department stores, I never walked into one with the goal of shopping for shopping's sake.

What's the Most Shocking Thing About Tell-All 'Mommie Dearest Diary'?

Leon Acord | Posted 12.04.2016 | Home
Leon Acord

One expects Shock -- with a capital 'S' -- when reading a book called The Mommie Dearest Diary -- Carol Ann Tells All. And actress Rutanya Alda's book, all about the nightmare of playing Joan Crawford's faithful maid opposite Faye Dunaway in the notorious 1981 camp classic, does not disappoint. All the rumors about Ms. Dunaway's grandstanding diva behavior are true, if Ms. Alda is to be believed.

Carrie Brownstein's Audiobook Outtakes Prove She's Our Dream BFF

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 11.18.2015 | Arts

Hunger makes you a modern girl. Being in the legendary band Sleater-Kinney, the co-creator of the hilarious "Portlandia" and a character on "Transpare...

3 Articles About Books to Read Right Now: Less on Peggy Guggenheim's Sex Life, More on Her Role in Modern Art

The National Book Review | Posted 11.07.2016 | Home
The National Book Review

Links to three great new articles about books, from The Guardian, The New Criterion, and Buzzfeed

The Hot 5 -- Books People Are Talking About This Week, Or Should Be

The National Book Review | Posted 10.05.2016 | Home
The National Book Review

With the zeal of a new convert, the once-conservative Brock takes aim at the "vast right-wing conspiracy" to smear Hillary Clinton. Among the names he names are Rush Limbaugh, the Koch Brothers, Fox News, and The New York Times.

The Hot 5 -- Books People Are Talking About This Week, or Should Be

The National Book Review | Posted 09.29.2016 | Home
The National Book Review

When the Fed talks, everyone listens. So there will doubtless be a large audience for this soon-to-be released account by former Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Why 'Factually Inaccurate' Memoirs Are More Than Okay

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.28.2015 | Arts

This week, Elizabeth Gilbert released what I assume was a highly anticipated new book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Unlike her last book --...

How to Write Memoir

LJ Charleston | Posted 07.23.2016 | Home
LJ Charleston

Whether it's something that you simply want to leave for your children or grandchildren to read, or whether you went through something life changing or traumatic and feel that writing a memoir will help you exorcise some demons -- as a cathartic exercise -- then it's time to stop thinking about it and actually doing it.

17 Memoirs By Women You Should Add To Your Reading List

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women

Looking for some end-of-summer reading? We have some women's stories to suggest -- 17 of them, in fact. The remarkable women on this list of unputdow...

Who Cares About Your Life? The Overabundance of Memoirs

Kate Gale | Posted 06.26.2016 | Home
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Kate Gale

"Europeans don't buy memoirs," I was told on my first trip to Frankfurt and reminded on every subsequent trip to Frankfurt and London book fairs. I asked why and got a series of answers none of which added up.

For Mom on Mother's Day

Thea Halo | Posted 05.10.2016 | Home
Thea Halo

There had always been only us: my mother, my father, my five sisters and four brothers, one uncle, an Armenian aunt -- probably with her own sad story to tell -- and their daughter who married and moved away too soon. Then a void.

250 Books Later, I Finally Tell Mom's Story

Michael Levin | Posted 05.04.2016 | Home
Michael Levin

You might ask what took me so long. My mom, Jenny Graubart, a Holocaust refugee who spent World War II in Havana with her family before entering the United States, finally has her life story inside hard covers. It only took her son, the author, decades to get around to making the book happen.

What Bruce Jenner Can Teach Writers

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Melissa Miles McCarter

As a writer, I am interested in the complexities of gender identity that this "coming out" exemplifies. I wonder, when writing about people, whether in fiction, creative nonfiction or memoirs, how the shifting notion of gender can inform our decisions.

What I've Learned From 63 Days of Querying Agents

Dorit Sasson | Posted 06.21.2015 | Home
Dorit Sasson

Today I received another rejection from an agent. Another beating. Unlike previous form letters that felt impersonal, this one was bittersweet because I received it two weeks after the agent requested the full proposal.