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3 Memoirs That Won't Make You Slit Your Wrists | By Sarah Manguso | Posted 08.03.2011 | Books

The memoir had a boom in the past couple of decades; now it's facing a backlash. Whatever happened to the "lost art of shutting up," Neil Genzlinger l...

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. ...

"The Guardian" Picks Top 10 Childhood Memoirs | Caradoc King | Posted 08.01.2011 | Books

Caradoc King heads the literary agency AP Watt and represents a wide range of literary, commercial and children's authors, among them Graham Swift, Ph...

Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan!

Tom Teicholz | Posted 07.24.2011 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

As you turn 70, we're not going to wish that you stay "Forever Young," but we wish that in the words of your song, "may your heart always be joyful" and "may your song always be sung."

What Makes for a Great Memoir?

Arielle Ford | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Are memoirs fact, fiction, or a combination of both? It depends on how seriously you want to take them.

Cartoonist Releases Graphic Memoir Of Prostitution | By Glen Weldon | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

It's not that getting dumped by his girlfriend soured Canadian cartoonist Chester Brown on the notion of romantic love, exactly. Because to sour on so...

Sandra Bullock Furious Over Ex's Tell-All Book | April 22 2011 at 10:20am | Posted 06.22.2011 | Books

Sandra Bullock is reportedly furious about her ex-husband’s upcoming tell-all book ‘American Outlaw’. ...

William Styron In A Daughter's Words | DWIGHT GARNER | Posted 06.20.2011 | Books

When Alexandra Styron, the youngest of the novelist William Styron’s four children, was growing up, she writes in her new memoir, there was one invi...

Van Halen Rocker: I Was Abducted By Aliens

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Sammy Hagar truly has had The Best of Both Worlds. Or so he claims, anyway. The former Van Halen frontman is out promoting his new memoir, "Red: My...

The Babysitting Chronicles: Listen and Love

Leon Logothetis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leon Logothetis

If there is one long-lasting gift an adult can give a child, it is simply to listen -- to listen with their hearts, with love. A child's formative years are like sponges, and the gift of being fully present for them is priceless.

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Entrepreneur of Inspiration

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana is a book to be shared across genders and generations, a truly uplifting and very true story.

Katy Perry's Preacher Mother Wants Book Deal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Katy Perry's preacher mother, Mary Perry Hudson, is shopping a book about how her pop-star daughter has impacted her Christian ministry, and admits th...

Is The World Ready For Charlie Sheen's Memoir?

AP | By HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- Is the world ready for a memoir called "Apocalypse Me"? Perhaps if it's by Charlie Sheen....

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.

Thoughts on Crafting the Unbreakable Writer

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kim Michele Richardson

The path to publication can be a gauntlet beset with trials that test a writer's endurance. By sharing my journey I hope to inspire other writers to stay the course.

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 ...

Are Chinese Mothers Superior? You Can Decide for Yourself

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Basically Amy Chua wrote the book we didn't. Which means my own Tiger Mother was right: my laziness was going to be my "downfall" one day.

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...

Bush At War

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

What happens when a great nation -- and this is a great nation -- elects a ruler who is not up to the task of being president? The answer is to be found in George W. Bush's memoirs, Decision Points.

Scribd Editor's Pick: Eat Pray Drive by Helen Winslow Black

Tammy H. Nam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tammy H. Nam

I'm surprised Black hasn't been picked up by a major publisher already, not just because she's an incredibly talented writer, which she is, but because her stories are so universally appealing and... well... human.

George W. Bush -- and Selective Memory

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

At the heart of former President George W. Bush's jokey new memoirs is the serious matter of war -- in fact two wars, waged on two fronts. Why the pre...

Bush's Decision Points -- Goodwill Hunting

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

I'm up to page 107, so almost a quarter of the way through former President Bush's new memoirs, Decision Points. I had two weeks of acute toothache, b...

Dan Rather Writing Memoir

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Legendary newsman Dan Rather has signed a deal to write a memoir, which will be published in 2012. The book will be titled "Summing Up." In a stateme...

The Prince and the Paupers

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Bush's stunted moral development (stalled at about age fourteen, for a particularly unintelligent boy) is perceptible everywhere on the political landscape.

Bush and Memoirs

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

Former President Bush has written his recollections and there have been conflicting accounts of what, exactly, they are. Let me try and clarify the distinctions between the various genres of autobiography.