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"The Five Rs of Creative Nonfiction" Lee Gutkind


"How Not to Write A Book Review" Robert Pinsky


"Daddy" Linda Nevin: exquisite brief essay


JC Hallman's "On Repetition" @ The Millions


Joyce Carol Oates's 1988 use of the term Pathography, in a NYT review, to describe vindictive biographies


"Character in Nonfiction" Donald Morrill


A Dialogue between Joyce Carol Oates and Meghan O'Rourke Memoir & Grief


Sarah Gorham's beautiful essay "The Art of Lying"


Daniel Mendelsohn's review of Ben Yagoda's Memoir: A History in The New Yorker January 25, 2010 But Enough About Me


Marion Winik's article, Los Angeles Times: The Pitfalls of One's Recall


Fascinating New York Times's Blog: "The Memoir and Children's Privacy"


My Favorite Blog: Richard Gilbert's "Narrative"


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River Teeth: "What It Was My Father Came Here To Get Away From." 18.2. Spring 2017

San Diego Reader: "San Diego's Top 12 Donors." April 19, 2017.

Assay: "What I Am Not Yet, I Am." On St. Augustine's Confessions. April 1, 2017.

The Truth Seeker: "The Purgatorial Trenches of Wilfred Owen." January 15, 2017.

LA Review of Books: "Leo Tolstoy and the Origins of Spiritual Memoir." January 13, 2017.


The Memoir & the Memoirist: Tenth year, Fourth printing.

The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease. Paperback / e-Book.

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