Sunday Book Review: This is The Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

I expected to love this book. I’m an Ann Patchett fan – I like the passion with which she defends books and bookstores, and how blunt she is about the writing process. She’s decidedly unromantic and controlled, which makes her writing interesting and unique. Her memoir Truth & Beauty is on my top-five all time […]

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Memoirs I Love

I’m asked often what books I’d recommend for writers learning about how to craft a memoir (Let me pause here to say: I loathe the word “craft” in conjunction with writing, but I have to admit it’s apt here: memoir requires building skills, but you also have to know what to take away, and how […]

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