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Handling the Truth:On the Writing of Memoir

Beth Kephart

How many times do you hear people say "You should write a book", or have you ever said it to a relative? Kephart teaches memoir writing and has written five reflections herself, one a National Book Award finalist. Realizing that writing about yourself is deeply emotional, she cautions against embellishments that might creep into memories. Honesty, while not always flattering, really is the best policy to connect with readers. Prompts and examples will provide inspiration for those who are thinking about their life stories.