Why We Write About Ourselves

Twenty Memoirists on Why They Expose Themselves (and Others) in the Name of Literature

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Cover Art for 9780142181973, Why We Write About Ourselves by Meredith Maran
ISBN: 9780142181973
Publisher: Plume
Published: 26 January, 2016
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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Twenty acclaimed memoirists tell all about the truths, tips, and tricks of their trade. What moves memoirists to make their most personal stories public? In Why We Write About Ourselves, twenty of America's most successful memoirists answer this question - and share the nuts and bolts of how they do it. Exploring such issues as the reliability of memory, the ethics of disclosure, and how to protect others' privacy without self-censoring, these bestselling memoirists reveal what keeps them going during the tough times and what they love most - and least - about revealing themselves in print.


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