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***Book Review: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by JD Vance

Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance, is the author of the bestseller, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. Before the reader even opens the cover, the book’’s alliterative title grabs you. The timing of its release was … Continue reading

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*****Book Review, Woman in Berlin, by Anonymous

A Woman in Berlin, by Anonymous, is a book about mass rape during Word War II, including the author’s own violations. The forward and introduction state that the thirty-four year-old author was a professional journalist, who remained objective, even instilling … Continue reading

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St. Louis Publishers Association: Memoir Panel

Thanks to everyone who came out on a cold snowy night to hear Rick Skwiot, Kathleen Finneran and me talk about memoir writing. It was an honor to be on the panel with Kathleen and Rick, two fine writers and … Continue reading

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What We Learn When Writing a Memoir

Recently, when a neighbor’s son started medical school, he told me he would have to learn 15,000 new words in the next four years. What I found most interesting was that as a college graduate, his vocabulary already consisted of … Continue reading

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****Book Review: Bettyville by George Hodgman

George Hodgman, the author of Bettyville, a moving and often funny memoir, is a middle aged gay man who lives in New York City. For months at a time, he puts his life on hold and returns to Paris, Missouri … Continue reading

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****Book Review: BettyVille by George Hodgman

George Hodgman, the author of Bettyville, a moving and often funny memoir, is a middle aged gay man who lives in New York City. For months at a time, he puts his life on hold and returns to Paris, Missouri … Continue reading

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“Lit in the Lou,” St Louis Literary Festival, October 10-12, 2014

The fun began on Friday night at a cocktail party; at 1o a.m. on Saturday morning, it was early and still chilly for our outdoor panel discussion on the memoir. Despite the nippy weather, we had a great moderator in … Continue reading

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