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.
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.
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.