I found a few common themes in the opening lines of memoirs.
Louise has a brain injury at 22 just as she was beginning her glossy life in LA.
A review of Suleika Jaouad’s Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted. A cancer memoir about cancer, but also a journey.
I started reading The Opposite of Certainty, a memoir by Janine Urbaniak Reid, because it’s another story about someone with a brain tumor. While the details were different, I saw my story.
When a speech teacher dared us with 20 zeroes. I took the challenge. Now I’m older and have finally found a way to speak that suits me.
reading the diary of a famous writer during the quarantine is perfect since it reminds me of all the things I can’t write, right now and how famous writers struggle sometimes too.
Review of The Song Poet by Kao Kalia Yang. The book is a love letter to her father who struggles with voice and to give his family love and care in a land that has taken them in, but has not always valued their traditions and differences.
Women still get paid less for their words. In honor of International Women’s Day, here’s a list of five memoirs by women.
When my sense of smell began to fade I knew why. I had been bold enough to tempt fate years before. Don’t ask questions you aren’t prepared to have answered.
A book review of Marcel’s Letters a memoir by Carolyn Porter. The memoir tells the story of a French man forced to work in Germany during World War II.