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Why We Write About Ourselves

Why We Write About Ourselves: Twenty Memoirists on Why They Expose Themselves (and Others) in the Name of Literature - Meredith Maran

Why We Write About Ourselves edited by Meredith Maran is a collection of twenty essays by memoirists. The book is written for the writers of memoirs or those considering writing a memoir. I am neither. However, I enjoy the "behind the scenes" look at how these works come to be. The positive and the negative of the book is that the points made by the different authors are similar, which means that patterns emerge but which also means that the book feels repetitive.

 

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Reviewed for the Penguin First to Read program

 

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