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You just have to Laugh About the Pig!

You just have to Laugh About the Pig!

Do you have memoirs on your bookshelves?  A friend (thanks Bobbi!) handed me three memoirs from her collection a few weeks ago.  Two of them had “national bestseller” scrawled across the top.  The other looked like a lesser-known volume, titled Me, Melvin ‘N Andy by Andy Anderson.  My friend had picked the book up during … Continue reading

Non Fiction Writing: Getting the Details Right

Non Fiction Writing: Getting the Details Right

I’ve spent at least an hour a night with my 87-year father over the last ~6-years collecting his memories for my storybook.   Dad grew up in Stratford, CT, and has shared his memory of his hometown during the Great Depression and World War II.  Dad’s father, my grandfather, was friends with Igor Sikorsky, the entrepreneur … Continue reading