Tagged: memoir

But it was true for me…

But it was true for me…

No one likes being lied to.  Especially by a memoirist.  If even one event in a memoir is made up, it makes the rest of the story suspect. In autobiographical fiction, though, it’s okay if the author “lies” to us, because we go into the reading experience expecting, well, fiction.  Not real events. An article...

#FridayReads: Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie

#FridayReads: Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie

Blake Mycoskie’s Start Something That Matters came up when I did a library catalog search for business-related audiobooks (I’m doing some research for a project I’d potentially like to take on). It’s an easy read in that Mycoskie doesn’t use technical or business jargon. He acts as a cheerleader throughout, and shares stories about people...

#FridayReads: The Fat Girl’s Guide to Life by Wendy Shanker

#FridayReads: The Fat Girl’s Guide to Life by Wendy Shanker

If you are a woman and you have ever felt bad about your body, you need to read this book. In it, Wendy Shanker takes a hard look at body image, stereotypes, negative connotations, outright judgement, dieting, and more. The most powerful thing she’s suggested so far is this: If you have tried many, many...