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The Resource Why we write about ourselves : twenty memoirists on why they expose themselves (and others) in the name of literature, edited by Meredith Maran

Why we write about ourselves : twenty memoirists on why they expose themselves (and others) in the name of literature, edited by Meredith Maran

Label
Why we write about ourselves : twenty memoirists on why they expose themselves (and others) in the name of literature
Title
Why we write about ourselves
Title remainder
twenty memoirists on why they expose themselves (and others) in the name of literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Meredith Maran
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Everything an aspiring memoirist needs to know, in one readable volume, a follow-up to the acclaimed writers' handbook Why We Write For the many amateurs and professionals who write about themselves--bloggers, journal-keepers, aspiring essayists, and memoirists--this book offers inspiration, encouragement, and pithy, practical advice. Twenty of America's bestselling memoirists share their innermost thoughts and hard-earned tips with veteran author Meredith Maran, revealing what drives them to tell their personal stories, and the nuts and bolts of how they do it. Speaking frankly about issues ranging from turning oneself into an authentic, compelling character to exposing hard truths, these successful authors disclose what keeps them going, what gets in their way, and what they love most--and least--about writing about themselves
  • 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
808.06/692
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1479.A88
LC item number
W48 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1980-
  • 1962-
  • 1967-
  • 1969-
  • 1970-
  • 1960-
  • 1957-
  • 1968-
  • 1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Maran, Meredith
  • Beah, Ishmael
  • Christensen, Kate
  • Cleage, Pearl
  • Conroy, Pat
  • Corrigan, Kelly
  • Danticat, Edwidge
  • Daum, Meghan
  • Flynn, Nick
  • Homes, A. M
  • Kidd, Sue Monk
  • Lamott, Anne
  • Loh, Sandra Tsing
  • McBride, James
  • Shapiro, Dani
  • Sheff, David
  • Strauss, Darin
  • Strayed, Cheryl
  • Waldman, Ayelet
  • Ward, Jesmyn
  • White, Edmund
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autobiography
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Authors, American
Label
Why we write about ourselves : twenty memoirists on why they expose themselves (and others) in the name of literature, edited by Meredith Maran
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ishmael Beah -- Kate Christensen -- Pearl Cleage -- Pat Conroy -- Kelly Corrigan -- Edwidge Danticat -- Meghan Daum -- Nick Flynn -- A.M. Homes -- Sue Monk Kidd -- Anne Lamott -- Sandra Tsing Loh -- James McBride -- Dani Shapiro -- David Sheff -- Darin Strauss -- Cheryl Strayed -- Ayelet Waldman -- Jesmyn Ward -- Edmund White
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 254 pages
Isbn
9780142181973
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015015830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn911199972
  • (OCoLC)911199972
Label
Why we write about ourselves : twenty memoirists on why they expose themselves (and others) in the name of literature, edited by Meredith Maran
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ishmael Beah -- Kate Christensen -- Pearl Cleage -- Pat Conroy -- Kelly Corrigan -- Edwidge Danticat -- Meghan Daum -- Nick Flynn -- A.M. Homes -- Sue Monk Kidd -- Anne Lamott -- Sandra Tsing Loh -- James McBride -- Dani Shapiro -- David Sheff -- Darin Strauss -- Cheryl Strayed -- Ayelet Waldman -- Jesmyn Ward -- Edmund White
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 254 pages
Isbn
9780142181973
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015015830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn911199972
  • (OCoLC)911199972

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