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  1. #11
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    My memoir would be a HOOT. Unfortunately I still have too many living relatives.



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    I have NO doubt, Jena!! And would LOVE to read it!! Seriously consider, 'k?

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    Heh, I think my blog is about as far as I'm gonna go with this...

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    Thanks, Jeanne. I'll keep this info for myself and others.

    Have you read The Glass Castle? If so, what's your opinion re same. Just curious. I've not read it but seem to recall someone here [an old helpful hand] mentioned it was a good read.
    Last edited by Belinda T.; 06-07-2011 at 10:07 AM.

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    Here's a helpful link with reviews, etc.

    http://www.bookbrowse.com/reviews/in...ok_number=1560

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    Yep, The Glass Castle is good. I think she has new book out, too, but I haven't read it. Have to agree with you, C, about Reading Lolita in Tehran. That book got great reviews, but I thought it was slow going. However, some of my students raved about it, so I kept it on the list.

    Jeanne

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    Thanks for those recommendations and tips! That's very helpful.

    I think I remember hearing something about Frey fabricating portions of his book (not sure if it's the same author). Couldn't he have simply marketed it as a novel instead of a memoir to avoid controversy?

    Cheryl

  8. #18
    Belinda T.
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    Sweeeeet! Thanks, Jeanne. I'll pick up a copy. You're the best!

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    Frey originally pitched the book as a novel, but his editor thought it would sell better as a memoir since much of it was based on personal experience. A huge scandal for a well-respected editor and Frey as well. You don't want to piss off Oprah!

    Jeanne

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    Can anyone recommend a memoir that's well written with a dark sense of humor?

    Thanks,

    Cheryl

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