As one of my first forays into marketing for my POD (print on demand) title, I took a chance on the Publishers Weekly insert that highlights books from the DIY crowd. It may not generate sales, but still looks pretty neat. At a minimum, it feels pretty good to have finished a project that is … Continue reading
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A nature memoir that I really enjoyed! – There’s a Porcupine in My Outhouse
I’ve been reading memoirs ever since I started writing my own in 2011. There’s a Porcupine in My Outhouse by Michael J. Tougias turned out to be a fantastic read and I highly recommend it to anyone. Where did I find this book? I actually bought it at a gift shop in Northern New Hampshire. … Continue reading
A Film as a Memoir: “Papa Hedi – The Search for My Grandfather”
You never know where you’ll find a memoir! I stumbled across the Arab Film Festival in San Jose, CA this evening. What a treat! I love independent films as it seems the people who make them have something meaningful to share or say whereas the Hollywood-types just want to entertain. I went to see “Papa … Continue reading
U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Wins Gold – A Title IX Memoir
I love women’s soccer, but I usually don’t like to watch it. It just stings too much that my generation didn’t have the chance to play for a national team. Today was the exception. I finally watched…and the U.S. women won gold! I’ve been working on my book this evening and happened to read over … Continue reading
Library Book Sales – A Treasure Trove for Biographies and Memoirs
I missed my hometown library’s book sale in Newtown, Connecticut this year. 120K books for sale, and I missed it – darn! A few weeks later I happened to visit the Martin Luther King Library in San Jose, California. The downtown library of the 10th largest U.S. city is about a zillion times bigger than … Continue reading
Aurora, CO Shooting Victims – Help Us Remember You!
Anderson Cooper was in Aurora, CO tonight, interviewing the families of the shooting victims. I was particularly struck by the interview with the father of one of the shooting victims. Alex Teves, 24, was killed in the shooting. Mr. Teves described his son in the most loving terms imaginable, but also threw down the gauntlet … Continue reading
Writing a Memoir, Biographer or Artist?
I received feedback on my manuscript about a month ago, that I needed to provide a lot more background about my parents to explain why my childhood was both so fun and funny. One reviewer (thanks Jen!) suggested that I explain why my father was such a good cook and why I grew up in … Continue reading
NY Times Commentary on Memoirs
I’ve been doing a little research about memoirs and this is probably the most discouraging article that I’ve come across. It seems that the author thinks that our little non-famous lives aren’t worth documenting. Sorry Neil, but I disagree. Writing doesn’t need to be an exclusive club. I say do it! For those who want … Continue reading
Hello world! A blog for memoirs!
This is my very first post. My blog will focus on memoirs. I wrote a few of my childhood stories for my 80-something parents as a 2011 Christmas gift. I wanted to write the funny little stories that had been told and retold around the dinner table so many times. I started out with the … Continue reading