Memoir Writing and Truth

As a longtime journalist bridging into the world of memoir writing, one worry constantly pulls me back: the need for accuracy and truth. That’s the core of balanced news reporting and writing, right? As journalists we take meticulous notes, tape-record interviews whenever we can, check and recheck facts in documents, reports and — now —

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My Own Experience with Personal History

You never know when your world will suddenly pause, the news of a death freezing all plans and prompting you to wonder at how time slips away so fast. That’s how I felt when my dad called one late July day in 2009, just hours after my husband, children and I had arrived home from

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