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Jackie O's Chilling Reaction To JFK's Assassination

Zoë Triska | Posted 04.05.2012 | Books

In Clint Hill's new book, 'Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir,' Hill reveals gruesome details of the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Th...

Book Review: Girl Walks Into a Bar or What Happened to Rachel Dratch?

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.04.2012 | Books
Sheila Moeschen

What ultimately makes Girl Walks Into a Bar pertinent is Dratch's willingness to dwell in and accept messy ambiguity. Dratch is every woman.

How I Happened to Write My Memoirs

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.15.2012 | Books
Lawrence Wittner

My recently-published autobiography, Working for Peace and Justice: Memoirs of an Activist Intellectual, highlights the connection between intellectual and political activity.

Addiction Envy

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 05.12.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

I started thinking these writers were like certain girls in high school -- the edgy, risky girls. The girls who did things I'd never do and had experiences I'd never have.

Writing Is My Business and So Is Publicity

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.07.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

Doing publicity takes time away from writing, but without it, the writing you do doesn't get out there. If you're lucky, the PR can be fun.

Justin Bieber's Mom To Publish Memoir

AP | Posted 03.06.2012 | Books

TORONTO -- Pop star Justin Bieber's mom has inked a book deal to tell the story of the role she played in her son's rise to superstardom. Pattie Mall...

"I Hope My Suffering Was Not In Vain"

Esther Joseph | Posted 04.18.2012 | Books
Esther Joseph

Just laying there, all I wanted was for the pain to stop. I was convinced dying was my only way out. My hope is that, by offering a voice and a face to the cause of ending abuse, my own suffering was not in vain.

Author: Writing My Book Almost Killed Me

Sara Benincasa | Posted 04.15.2012 | Books
Sara Benincasa

Originally published by Bookish: When I was younger, I thought the average memoirist must have it easy. After all, her only duty was to report what h...

Say What? You Talking About Me?

David Isenberg | Posted 03.18.2012 | World
David Isenberg

In the modern private security contractor industry, some Brits have been quite outspoken in chronicling what they see as their superior professionalism, compared to their American counterparts.

Lil Wayne's Surprising New Project

AP | Posted 03.13.2012 | Books

NEW YORK — Lil Wayne is offering a literary tour of his prison days. The million-selling rapper has signed with Grand Central Publishing, a div...

Author, Former Child Abuse Victim: "I Wrote To Bury My Pain"

George Molho | Posted 03.04.2012 | Books
George Molho

In 1978, at the age of 7, I was kidnapped and tortured for a year. I began writing a long letter to my soon-to-be ex-wife, and became besieged by submerged memories. I felt so much that I felt nothing. So, I put pen to paper and came alive.

10 Rock Star Bios You Shouldn't Bother Reading

Brian Boone | Posted 02.25.2012 | Books
Brian Boone

Every few months, a big rock star biography or memoir comes out. The pre-release buzz is always major, promising, finally, the truth about that musical icon we all thought we knew. Rarely does that truth happen, though.

The Real Secret Is You

Irving Belateche | Posted 02.14.2012 | Books
Irving Belateche

For me the most powerful motivational books are those where someone takes you through their own personal journey, whether it's fiction or non-fiction.

My Start in Television

Norman Lear | Posted 02.12.2012 | TV
Norman Lear

My writing partner Ed Simmons and I were living in L.A. with our families in the summer of 1950, selling living room furniture door to door to support ourselves while trying to break into show business.

Author Louise Nayer Chats About Winning the Wisconsin Library Association Literary Award for Burned, A Memoir

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 02.11.2012 | Books
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

When Louise Nayer was four in 1954, she and her parents and her six-year-old sister Anne took their first family vacation. Tragedy soon struck when Nayer's father and mother tried to light a gas water heater that exploded.

We The Animals: Novel Of The Year?

Richard B. Woodward | Posted 02.07.2012 | Books
Richard B. Woodward

Novels and memoirs about the damages of childhood beg to become tear-jerking orgies. What kept me reading was Torres' dry-eyed control over his material. Edited with obsessive care, he hasn't allowed that to happen.

How to Have a Perfect Book Tour

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.31.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

Authors often feel like DHL parcels on a book tour, delivered from one venue to another. Small things can feel like big problems. So how do you maintain control?

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.

Writer for Hire

Holly Robinson | Posted 01.20.2012 | Books
Holly Robinson

"Doesn't it bug you to write other people's books when you could be working on your own?" another writer asked me recently. Not a bit. In fact, I love telling other people's stories.

The Wicked Art of Memoir Making

Peter Brown Hoffmeister | Posted 01.08.2012 | Books
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

Memoirs are often written by the spurned lover, the abused child, the disenfranchised group member. Some memoir writers haven't dealt with their pasts, using the print medium to get even.

Detroit-born Actress Piper Laurie's New Memoir

AP | DOUGLASS K. DANIEL | Posted 01.04.2012 | Detroit

"Learning to Live Out Loud: A Memoir" (Crown Archetype), by Piper Laurie: Rosetta Jacobs was a bright and thoughtful child but struggled to express he...

How A Lesbian Beauty Queen Spent A Year Dating Men

Elena Azzoni | Posted 01.02.2012 | Women
Elena Azzoni

I never expected to enter a lesbian beauty pageant. What happened in the year after I expected even less.

Curtis M. Wong

Celebrities Poke Fun At Other Stars' Memoirs In Theatrical Context | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.31.2011 | New York

Among the many lessons you'll learn when attending "Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter": Joining the "mile-high" club is a lot more physically ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Memoir Coming With A Very Fitting Title

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- Arnold Schwarzenegger has a book deal. The bodybuilder, actor, former California governor and estranged husband of Maria Shriver has an a...

Posthumous Reynolds Price Memoir Coming Next Year

AP | Posted 11.20.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- A memoir that Reynolds Price was working on at the time of his death will be published next year, with a foreword by Anne Tyler. Scribner...