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

Maran, Meredith, (editor.). Beah, Ishmael, 1980- (Added Author). Christensen, Kate, 1962- (Added Author). Cleage, Pearl. (Added Author). Conroy, Pat. (Added Author). Corrigan, Kelly, 1967- (Added Author). Danticat, Edwidge, 1969- (Added Author). Daum, Meghan, 1970- (Added Author). Flynn, Nick, 1960- (Added Author). Homes, A. M. (Added Author). Kidd, Sue Monk. (Added Author). Lamott, Anne. (Added Author). Loh, Sandra Tsing. (Added Author). McBride, James, 1957- (Added Author). Shapiro, Dani. (Added Author). Sheff, David. (Added Author). Strauss, Darin. (Added Author). Strayed, Cheryl, 1968- (Added Author). Waldman, Ayelet. (Added Author). Ward, Jesmyn (Added Author). White, Edmund, 1940- (Added Author).

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 808.0669 WHY (Text) 39391006720716 Nonfiction Available -
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Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 808.066 WHY (Text) 33946003077257 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor In transit -

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  • ISBN: 9780142181973
  • ISBN: 0142181978
  • Physical Description: xiv, 254 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Plume, [2016]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Autobiography > Authorship.
Biography as a literary form.
REFERENCE / Writing Skills.

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