I just closed the cover on Foreskin’s Lament: a Memoir by Shalom Auslander. This is one of those books that fully realizes memoir’s potential to illuminate the stage, to borrow Jill Ker Conway’s phrase. Auslander’s memoir explores his childhood “raised … Continue reading
Julian Baggini, the author of several books about philosophy, presented at TEDxYouth@Manchester musing on questions like… Are you your memories? Your beliefs and desires? Your molecules and how they’re arranged? Why are you more than a collection of your parts? How … Continue reading
Christina Haag, author of Come to the Edge about her childhood friendship and five-year love affair with John F. Kennedy Jr., was profiled on her writing process in January 14th’s Wall Street Journal. She said, “The real question for me as … Continue reading
To my South Madison workshop enrollees–our first class will be delayed a week due to snow. See you on the 19th!
News flash: Researchers asked people over 65 to pick the age they would most like to return to–most chose their 40s. Patricia Cohen revealed this factoid in an opinion column in Sunday’s New York Times titled “Get a Midlife.” In it she … Continue reading
I commenced my “True Stories Well Told” project roughly a year ago. I called it my “Self-Indulgent Project for 2011.” (2010’s was publishing Write Your Travel Memoirs. Before 2010 I didn’t indulge myself in yearly Self-Indulgent Projects.) I kept the promise I … Continue reading