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SHE WAS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE in high school who said things like, “Well, I’m sure someone will dance with you if you wear that dress.” She ended the quote with the kind of broad smile that looked like scenery more than it resembled reality, but you were young and vulnerable and were too busy changing your dress to think it through. [Continue reading]
AS A MEMOIR COACH, I work with clients all over the world, teasing out their stories, reading whole manuscripts, restructuring works, performing content edits, serving as a writing coach, cajoling next sentences/paragraphs/chapters from eager … [Continue reading]
THERE IS LOTS OF MEMOIR NEWS this week and, at least according to me, all of it is good. The New York Times has announced a new weekly column in the form of an essay on a topic that is long overdue for examination. There are new books coming out in … [Continue reading]
"WHY SHOULD I READ BOOK REVIEWS?" A client asked me this recently. Let me count the reasons, for there are many, starting with the simplest and most direct of them – and let’s hope that written here it sounds slightly kinder than it probably sounded … [Continue reading]
LIKE MANY OTHER PEOPLE I KNOW, I have spent much of this summer reading the 1,600 plus pages of Elena Ferrante’s four Neopolitan novels. And like all of those people, I have simultaneously watched the other books I need/want/intend to read pile up, … [Continue reading]