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The Memoir Project

A Thoroughly Non-standardized Text for Writing & Life
Roach Smith, Marion (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Memoir Project
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"The essential, eccentric guidebook for anyone wanting to write a memoir"--Provided by the publisher.
Authors: Roach Smith, Marion
Title: The memoir project
a thoroughly non-standardized text for writing & life
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: viii, 114 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Marion Roach Smith
Contents: You must be present to win : pay attention! : which details you include will determine the success of your memoir
Galileo in Walmart : don't let all the "stuff" of life's overcrowded aisles distract you; focus that lens to sharpen your tale
Having sex with Roger : get a firm grip on that first draft with your eyes open, the lights on, and a notebook by the bed
The Barbie-bodied book : your writing math must add up to a figure so compelling the reader can't take his eyes off your argument
Life in the morgue : editing is the perfect murder, though the darlings you kill can live to see another day
Summary: "The essential, eccentric guidebook for anyone wanting to write a memoir"--Provided by the publisher.
ISBN: 0446584843
Branch Call Number: 808.06692 R6282m 2011
Subject Headings: Autobiography Authorship Handbooks, manuals, etc
Topical Term: Autobiography
LCCN: 2010041019
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May 23, 2014
  • JCLHelenH rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beautifully written advice on how to turn "the story of my divorce" into "the moment I realized he didn't love me", and getting past writer's block.

Jul 29, 2011
  • livelifein rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Brief, simply without being simplistic. Humorous with great examples. Not another book of exercises on writing but on Doing Writing. One can tell she has been teaching this for years.


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