A Memoir Should Be a Conversation, Not a Monologue
It’s about suggesting, right there on the page, that the writer is no more important than the reader.
New York Times Book Review
havethis is what happened to me
meaningYour future might live in my past
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Spare me the universal talkWhat happened to me is enough.
Beth Kephart is the award-winning author of three dozen books in multiple genres and an award-winning teacher at the University of Pennsylvania. Her new memoir in essays is Wife | Daughter | Self (Forest Avenue Press). Her new craft book is We Are the Words: The Master Memoir Class, from which this essay was adapted. More at bethkephartbooks.com.
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