Keeping it going
Other chapters cover topics such as:
"Spots of time"
"Just make it up, then see if it is true"
"Using photographs and other documentary evidence"
"A story in search of its subject"
"The self in the story"
"To tell or not to tell"
The tone ranges from the inspirational to the practical, but even the "softer" sections were palatable to this reviewer (who most definitely isn't a New Age Pop Psychology kinda guy).
Finally, the book includes a "recommended reading" list of books--most memoirs--that the author has found "particularly moving or helpful."
Living to Tell the Tale is a thoughtful, readable guide for writers who have personal--and often painful--stories to relate in the autobiography genre.
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