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How to Write About Yourself Without Being a Jerk

Theo Pauline Nestor | Posted 03.09.2014 | Books
Theo Pauline Nestor

"What do you write about?" I'm often asked. The answer, um, is I, uh, write about myself, which automatically puts me in the company of Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, and others who exude the belief that their lives are of inherent interest to others.

Walk It Out: Wild and My Pilgrim's Heart

Joan Gelfand | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Joan Gelfand

Strayed's and Dale's memoirs define a different category. Call it 'Conscious Walking,' or 'How I Walked Myself To A Better Life,' journeys of over 1,000 miles that bravely explore the raw, rocky and often hazardous terrain of inner lives in crisis and turmoil.

Reese Gets 'Wild' In First Photo As Cheryl Strayed

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment

Reese Witherspoon is currently filming her starring role in the adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's mega-popular adventure memoir, "Wild," and on Friday th...

Writing What's Maybe Almost Halfway Brave

Jane Vandenburgh | Posted 09.20.2013 | Books
Jane Vandenburgh

It was with an expansive sense of our own good fortune that we sat to listen to Cheryl Strayed's keynote, maybe the most generous writer-to-writer talk I've ever heard.

Reese Witherspoon Gets 'Wild' For New Film

ew.com | Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment

Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired the worldwide rights to distribute the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon....

How Authors Learn Stage Presence

Nichole Bernier | Posted 07.28.2013 | Books
Nichole Bernier

In the months since my book came out, I've learned that my method of breaking myself in wasn't really so strange.

Get Others to Share Your Ideas and to Buy

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

An anger-evoking true story that's spreading, "Exec loses job after allegedly slapping toddler on plane," quickly moved Dan Schawbel to write on Faceb...

4 New Year's Resolutions for Memoirists

Theo Pauline Nestor | Posted 03.04.2013 | Books
Theo Pauline Nestor

Want to finish and publish your memoir this year? Here are four resolutions to knock your writing up a level to create a memoir of enduring value that readers want to read and publishers will want to buy.

WATCH: What Deepak Chopra And Other Thought Leaders Know For Sure

OWN | Posted 12.18.2012 | OWN

In this clip from the special "Soul-to-Soul" episode of "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah asks a variety of spiritual thought leaders what they know for sure...

Why We Need Divorce Memoirs

Theo Pauline Nestor | Posted 01.30.2013 | Divorce
Theo Pauline Nestor

Heartburn, Nora Ephron's roman à clef based on her own divorce, kicked off the what we know as the divorce memoir genre

Thanksgiving for 2012 Books

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 01.19.2013 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I've written variations of this Thanksgiving list just about every year since I read a book a day. Thank you to the authors who make my year of reading -- whether it is a book a day or a book a week -- a core pleasure of my life.

Too Wild for Me

Jennifer Handford | Posted 10.12.2012 | Books
Jennifer Handford

When I look at cars, I see crashes. When I look at water, I see drownings. When I look at parks, I see lurkers.

Hey Writer! What's Your Brand?

Holly Robinson | Posted 09.30.2012 | Books
Holly Robinson

When did writers start being brands? This question led me through a maze of other squirrely musings. If you write a memoir, are you forever a memoirist? What happens if a thriller writer dares to try his hand at romance?

Cheryl Strayed: 'Wild' and Beautiful

Ru Freeman | Posted 09.10.2012 | Books
Ru Freeman

Cheryl Strayed turned her back on a world of experiences that had left her bereft and began to walk, in solitude, to learn how to survive alone. It took her a novel and two decades to make sense of that decision.

Tiny Beautiful Things: The Year I Was Shaken and Stirred With "Dear Sugar"

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 09.08.2012 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

From Sugar, I learned that our most vital development happens through commitment to the work, even if that work comes out misshapen or in terrible need of a copyedit. Even in the flaws, there is a buried truth -- it's that second beating heart that you needed to see for yourself.

The Week's Best Tweets About Parenting

Posted 05.18.2012 | Parents

About a month ago, Susan Orlean cracked us up when she tweeted the following: "This morning, apropos of nothing, my 7 yo son announced, "Mom, you're t...

On Mothers in Memoirs

Nicki Richesin | Posted 05.15.2012 | Books
Nicki Richesin

One hopes by writing their fierce and evocative memoirs, they can keep their mothers' ghosts at bay.

Transformation in the Woods: Wild By Cheryl Strayed

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 06.18.2012 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

A memoir that is by turns harrowing, lyrical and funny, Wild may benefit from Strayed's distance from the material.

How I Found Myself In The Wild

Cheryl Strayed | Posted 05.20.2012 | Women
Cheryl Strayed

It was a world I thought would make me into the woman I knew I could become and turn me back into the girl I'd once been. A world that measured two feet wide and 2,663 miles long.

Writers' Valentines to Their Mentors

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 04.14.2012 | Books
Elizabeth Benedict

Several years ago, I unleashed a whole lot of gratitude and love in a group of wonderful writers