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T Kira Madden, Photo credit: Jac Martinez

How T Kira Madden’s ‘Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls’ Made Me Stop Playing the Grief Olympics 

T Kira Madden’s debut, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, shifted my understanding of myself to a degree I’ve never experienced. Read...
Lilly Dancyger    |   03.5.19   |   SHARE
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Esmé Weijun Wang Strips Away The Caricature of Schizophrenia

Freeing a human experience from of the muck of its stereotypes is especially important with something like the schizophrenias. Read...
Lilly Dancyger    |   02.5.19   |   SHARE
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Eulogies For The Living

A eulogy is an expression of love through grief. I wrote my eulogies in direct address — they are love letters for a love story that isn’t over yet. Read...
Molly Harris    |   10.31.18   |   SHARE
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I suggest that no story, whether it’s fiction or nonfiction, is real. (Photo by Patrick Fore on Unsplash)

Fact And Fiction Are Different Truths

The more I read, the more I’m convinced that there’s no meaningful difference between fiction and the memoir we call nonfiction. Read...
Claire Rudy Foster of Luna Luna Magazine    |   02.16.18   |   SHARE
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I like big books.

The Best Books Of 2017 (And Some To Watch For In 2018)

I love books so much that the first thing I did when we bought our new house was build a bookshelf into the dining room wall. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   01.2.18   |   SHARE
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How Do Memoirists Survive Telling Their Hard Stories? 

"Writing about trauma or difficult experiences doesn’t repair that trauma,” said Melanie. “It doesn’t make it go away. But I kept hearing what a Read...
Alaina Leary    |   05.18.17   |   SHARE
The Bidens join the Obamas in announcing forthcoming books from both husband and wife. (Image Credit: Flickr/Center For American Progress)

#RavsRadar: Book Deals For The Bidens!

Remember a couple of weeks ago when we got all excited to find out that the Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   04.6.17   |   SHARE
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The Trials And Tribulations (And Trauma) Of Getting A Good Haircut

I sat obediently in her chair atop four ancient copies of the Yellow Pages. Crossing my fingers, I prayed Catholic schoolgirl prayers. Read...
Catherine Gigante-Brown    |   04.28.15   |   SHARE
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