Browsing by topic: memoir

Border Crossers: The Here/There Memoirs

Handling the Truth

Beth Kephart, author of Handling the Truth — a guide to writing memoir — discusses several of her favorite border-crossing writers and the art of geomorphology.

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Lance Armstrong and His Publishers Sued for Fraud, False Advertising

...but it's all about the money.

Two California men have sued Lance Armstrong and his book publishers for fraud and false advertising, claiming that Armstrong’s two best-selling memoirs were bunk.

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Fact or Fiction, Is One Better at Presenting the Truth of Trauma?

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In nonfiction, people traumatized by events might be inclined to soften the details as a form of self-protection. Fiction may simply be safer and more tender.

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Why We Publish Whistleblowers

Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic

Neal Maillet, Editorial Director of Berrett-Koehler explains why it’s a publisher’s duty to take on books that challenge convention despite the risks.

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What Makes a BEA Buzz Book? Curiosity, Soul, Voice

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What really goes into making a BEA buzz book? Authorial obsessions, personal histories, medical redemption, the art and deliberate artifice of voice.

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Pirate Version of George Bush Memoir Causes Dispute in China

A Chinese pirated version of George W. Bush’s memoir, Decision Points, sparked controversy about its authenticity what is lost in the Chinese translation.

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Cool Idea: Five-year “Anniversary” of Memoir Prompts Book Party

By Rachel Aydt Last Friday night, at the Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the book GirlBomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir, by Janice Erlbaum, […]

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Memoirs: The Yin to Twitter’s Yang

Franz Wisner, author and founder of Story-Driven Ink — a new online writing workshop — on why he’s bullish on the future of the memoir. Editorial by […]

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Wen Huang’s “Coffin Keeper” in the Paris Review

By Edward Nawotka Our good friend and frequent contributor Wenguang Huang has published excerpt of his forthcoming memoir in the new issue of The Paris […]

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Are Fairy Tale Endings Inspirational or Merely Anti-Climactic?

By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story author Franz Wisner writes about how his first book about being left at the altar, Honeymoon with My […]

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