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MY VIEW OF THE WORLD is always seen through the lens of whether or not something would make good copy. After all, so much of life informs our writing. I mean there is family, after all. Ah, family. I recently was heard to say to one of my family members regarding our family’s Queen of Passive Aggression, aka Sniper From the Sidelines, aka The One Who Never Calls No Matter What Your Trauma, “Remind her, please, what I do for a living. And that I am taking notes.” And I hope you are taking notes, as well. If not, maybe these new books will inspire you to do so.
Hitchcock’s most famous blonde writes it all for you.
Of the Wall Street Journal‘s list of Summer Books about animals, one features a man eating worms.
In case you have not heard enough, seen enough, never can get enough of the Gilmore girls, this one’s for you.
A self-described binge-baker tells all. Again.
This piece in the New Statesman claims that Moby has reinvented the music memoir.
The lovely image above comes to us from The British Library Flickr stream.
AS MAY ROLLS ALONG, many of you are planning to ship out for summer and choosing what to pack for that beach bag of sandy reading. The way I see it, it’s going to be a very good summer, indeed, though you might need to carry an extra bag to the sand … [Continue reading]
DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? I mean, have you noticed the growing popularity of writing about the makings of memoir, its nuts and bolts, levers and gimcracks? It’s all very meta or something, but I try to cull through it each week for you and bring you … [Continue reading]
The View from here is that fans of our favorite genre have every reason to believe that we have some good reading ahead. Have a look and see if all this new memoir and memoir news does not result in you making space on your nightside table. Here's … [Continue reading]
This week in memoir brought us the good, the bad, and some ugly news about our favorite genre. I don't know about you, but after reading the tidbit I have listed first, you might have to go lie down. I did. Oh no! He gave back his advance and … [Continue reading]
I ALWAYS THINK I've heard it all when it comes to writing productivity and tricking yourself, bargaining oneself, bribing oneself into it. And then I met Marita Golden, author of more than a dozen books, and I heard something entirely new: That … [Continue reading]