Family Papers | Memoir

Blue Box

Family histories, families in history, historic families, and a memoir about cochlear implant surgery at a later age.

Daddy Issues | Memoir

Getting Waisted

It’s June, time for some dad stories, tales of family and friendship, weighty discussions, and a round or two of miniature golf.

Moms and Other Maydays | Memoir

DrunkMom

This month’s Memoir column features mothers and others of all types.

Mental Health Memoirs | Q&A with Clifton Crais & Linda Mary Wagner

Memoir writers Clifton Crais (History Lessons) and Linda Mary Wagner (Unearthing the Ghosts) discuss their books with LJ memoir columnist Thérèse Purcell Nielsen

Stop Seeking and You Shall Find | Memoir

Shooting Stars

Memoirs about growing up, attending weddings, tending kids, shooting stars, being deaf, eating wildly, and coming out.

Telling It True | Memoir

Bulletproof Vest

Since the stories we tell about ourselves become the blueprints for the myths about us, let’s be careful out there, memoirists. You define the story.

Dancing with Myself | Memoir

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Two ballerinas’ stories, a military marriage memoir, coexisting with animals, and living the minimalist life.

New Year, New Stories | Memoir

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For five of this month’s six authors, this is a second or third memoir. What motivates this sharing of the good, the bad, and the ugly of life?

A Family More Dysfunctional Than Yours | Memoir

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Ah, the holidays. The time of year for twinkling lights, random acts of kindness, and generosity toward one’s fellow man. Or if that sounds more like a Hallmark Channel original movie than what you have planned for December (dodging cranky shoppers, shaking off passive-aggressive comments from family members, pretending to like ugly Christmas sweaters), then […]

Fun, Functional, and Dysfunctional Family Stories | Memoir

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This month, our memoirists spent time trying to figure out how to form—or stay part of—a family.

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