Tag: memoir

18 articles
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Why We Play

The allure of dangerous sports.

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Under the Boardwalk

A memoir of Santa Cruz.

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The Only Time I’ve Ever Been To Connecticut

An informational interview during which the author is advised, “Find a rich husband, and then you can work at whatever you like on the side, and it doesn’t matter, because you already have money.”

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The Other Side of the Story

“When I was fourteen, I had a relationship with my eighth grade history teacher. People called me a victim. They called him a villain. But it’s more complicated than that.”

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How Many of Your Memories Are Fake?

How our memories become contaminated by inaccuracies.

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Eat, Pray, Love, Get Rich, Write a Novel No One Expects

A profile of Elizabeth Gilbert, whose bestselling memoir may have sunk her literary career.

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My Foreign Mom

“I love my mother a not-normal amount.”

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Down and Out in a Repurposed Troop Carrier

Writing a “stunt memoir” in the waterpark capital of the world.

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Anatomy of a Divorce

The author ponders the dissolution of his own marriage, and others.