Posts for memoir

When a horrifying diagnosis is a relief

General/Column July 20, 2018

I had just finished reading my essay aloud to the memoir class, my knees knocking under the Formica desk, the…

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No One Feels Sorry for You When You’re Living in Tuscany

The 25th Hour July 14, 2016

When my family moved to Florence for a year, I had my new Italian life all planned – long afternoons…

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On the Difference Between Remembering and Creating

The 25th Hour June 2, 2016

It may be stating the obvious, but when you write memoir, you become a slave to your recollections. The story…

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