November 9, 2015

In Honor of NaNoWrMo

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A great way to begin your memoir is to read old journals.  You can also read the journals of family members to get a sense for the time and place of your own memories.  Will your brother and you remember the same event in the same way – no, but it will give you a different perspective.  Here is a website that is very helpful for getting you started

Keep writing!

November 1, 2015

New Memoirs Added To The Collection in October 2015

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Rosemary – the Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson

The Courage to Act by Ben Bernanke

A Common Struggle – a Personal Journey Through The Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction by Patrick J. Kennedy

Mama Tried by Emily Flake

We Were Brothers by Barry Moser

M Train by Patti Smith

Wildflower by Drew Barrymore

Find a Way by Diana Nyad

A House Of My Own by Sandra Cisneros

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

September 24, 2015

New Memoirs Added to the Collection in September 2015

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Rising to the Challenge by Carly Fiorina

You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day

Dancing Through Life by Candace Cameron-Bure

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr

A Beginner’s Guide to Paradise by Alex Sheshunoff

August 27, 2015

New Memoirs Added to the Collection in August 2015

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Ally- My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide by Michael Oren

All Dogs Go To Kevin – Everything Three Dogs Taught Me by Jessica Vogelsang

You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day

So That Happened by Jon Cryer

July 23, 2015

New Memoirs Added to the Collection in July 2015

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Bad Kid by David Crabb

Down The Rabbit Hole by former Playboy Bunny Holly Madison

Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow

Anchors & Flares by Kate Braestrup

Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat by Lisa Scottoline

Seven Good Years by Etgar Keret

A Full Life : Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter

Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin

January 4, 2015

Musings on Friendship

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It must be difficult to write a memoir (or blog) from your pet’s perspective. The challenge would be to have a true voice. Wonder what my life would sound like coming from my cat?

Originally posted on The Writers' Loop:

By Guest Blogger, STURGIE     (Susanne Marie Poulette)

Happy 2015!  Susanne is taking a short break for the holiday, and I’m filling in for her.  She doesn’t know it, though. december 18 066 I hope she’ll be pleasantly surprised.  I just have to get this past Peggy’s editing, and then we’re home free.

My name is Sturgie, and I’m an adorable mutt, half beagle, half unspecified terrier, and half something else.  I’m a bit unusual looking, but incredibly cute.  Sometimes I sing to people if they deserve a nice song.  Then there’s this friend who knows how to scratch my ear, just so, and I howl like a coyote baying at the moon.  Folks fall in love with me when I do that.

It’s been said, quite fairly, I believe, that a dog is human’s best friend.  It’s true, but sometimes it works the other way around.  As we go ears-perked and…

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October 2, 2014

New Memoirs Added to the Collection in September 2014

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty

Not That Kind of Girl – a Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned by Lena Dunham

What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey

Forgetting to be Afraid by Wendy Davis

Diary of a Mad Diva by Joan Rivers

May 31, 2014

New Memoirs Added to the Collection in May 2014

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His Ownself – a semi-memoir by Dan Jenkins

Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Taylor

Finding Me by Michelle Knight

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty by Diane Keaton

Everybody’s Got Something by Robin Roberts

A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren

Black and White – the Way I See It by Richard Williams

April 29, 2014

New Memoirs Added to the Collection in April

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New Life, No Instructions by Gail Caldwell

I Don’t Know Where You Know Me From by Judy Greer

Priscilla – Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France by Nicholas Shakespeare

There’s More to Life Than This by Teresa Caputo

The Hiltons – The True Story of an American Dynasty by Randy Taraborrelli

Under Magnolia by Frances Mayes

John Wayne by Scott Eyman

February 21, 2014

Memoirs Added to the Collection in February 2014

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Hands Free Mama by Rachel Stafford

Love & War – Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home by James Carville and Mary Matalin

Duty – Memoir of a Secretary at War by Robert Gates

This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl

The Answer to the Riddle is Me: a Memoir of Amnesia by David Maclean

Glitter & Glue by Kelly Corrigan

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