Episode #14 – A Happy Memoir

Do you want to be a strong writer? Reading will help you achieve that goal, which is why we look at a specific memoir and what you can learn from it on the third Thursday of every month. The book selected for this week is rare—a happy memoir.

The title is About My Mother: True Stories of a Horse-Crazy Daughter and Her Baseball-Obsessed Mother by Peggy Rowe. In her well-written and funny memoir, it’s easy to identify various writing devices the author used and how she implemented them. I’ll talk about a few in this vlog.

What happy memoirs have you read? Share them with us in the comments section below.

Remember, the only way to do this wrong is to not do it at all!

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Linda Peterson
1 year ago

Great advice.

1 year ago

Writing every day. I’m not quite there yet. Yesterday I emptied part of my workshop of objects ready to recycle or transform, What a releif. I put them on the sidewalk with an attached notice ; TO GIVE. They disapeared not long after. Making room to write is also making room in one’s life, litterarly. We don’t possess objects,.they possess us. The releif felt in letting go, brought me immediate satisfaction and cleared my head, allowing me to write in a freer way. I will have to write a story about my 2 year adventure in collecting objects from the… Read more »

Etya Krichmar
1 year ago

I like Mike Rowe. More people should follow him and appreciate what he does. His mom is right, we need to do everything in our power to better our writing. Writing is a commitment. I write for the love of writing. It is my passion, my obsession.

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