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

remains

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

New Year, New Stories | Memoir

eve

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

date

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

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch | Memoir

badluck

A few weeks ago I was talking to a friend about hiking. He asked me in both a rhetorical and whimsical manner why it is that humans feel the need to summit mountains. While giving him my own theory (it involves the mystery of Mother Nature, the accomplishment felt after reaching a set goal, and […]

Keeping Score | Memoir

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Fall approaches. The boys of summer are winding it all down on the diamond and the gridiron guys are gearing up. Since my sport is reading, I’ve tallied up the major themes and attributes of this month’s six memoirs. Here are the scores: family stories six/six; tales of resilience six/six; woman memoirists five/six; damages of […]

Making Moves, Making Dates | Memoir

fakebook

Memoirs sort of akin to going to your favorite restaurant, finding out the menu has changed, and then against all odds, enjoying the new offerings.

Behind Closed Doors on Long Island | Memoir

Bough Down

Dylan told us all that “everything is gonna be diff’rent when I paint my masterpiece.” The belief that things could be different, even if they weren’t going to be perfect, carried many of this month’s memoirists through very trying times. Masterpieces are not always on canvas: here we glimpse families, houses, and careers that are themselves real works of art.

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