What a Lost Psych-Ward Memoir Teaches Us About Madness

“W-3,” Bette Howland’s account of her institutionalization, in 1968, proceeds according to a simple binary: those who suffer are patients; those who don’t are not. Continue reading at 'New Yorker'

[ New Yorker | 2021-01-05 20:23:25 UTC ]
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Do I Sound Asian? Do I Sound Gay? Curtis Chin on Finding His Voice While Narrating His Memoir

As my debut memoir plowed towards print publication, I suddenly remembered that my agents had negotiated the audio book rights with my publisher. Although I had the option to try out for the role of narrator (essentially to audition to be myself) my agents suggested that I should consider... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-10-23 08:50:26 UTC ]
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Review: Britney Spears' memoir is a Gothic horror story

From her Louisiana roots to the quasi-imprisonment of her conservatorship, Britney Spears' 'The Woman in Me' paints the pop star's life as a Victorian nightmare. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-10-20 20:46:28 UTC ]
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Serena Williams Has a Two-Book Deal, Including a Memoir

Serena Williams just announced a book deal with Random House Publishing Group. Here's what we know so far. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-10-19 16:48:02 UTC ]
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A Memoir of My Former Self: Hilary Mantel's final book is a reminder of the many stories she still had to tell

The book shares secrets – Mantel’s own alongside those of the writers, historical figures and places she describes. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2023-10-19 14:40:38 UTC ]
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Serena Williams to publish memoir about life ‘on and off the court’

The tennis champion has signed a two-book deal with Penguin Random House, saying it will be the first time she has paused and reflected on her remarkable career Serena Williams is set to publish two books, the first of which, a memoir, will take an “intimate” look at her childhood and remarkable... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-10-18 14:56:05 UTC ]
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Michelle Williams will narrate audiobook for Britney Spears' memoir, 'The Woman in Me'

Britney Spears said that 'reliving everything' in her memoir, 'The Woman in Me,' has been 'heart-wrenching,' so she's only recording an intro for the audiobook. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-10-13 17:27:42 UTC ]
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Salman Rushdie Announces Memoir About Being Stabbed

Acclaimed novelist Salman Rushdie is releasing a memoir about his experience being attacked on stage last year. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-10-11 15:57:11 UTC ]
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Salman Rushdie’s memoir of the attempt on his life will be published next year.

As reported by Publishers Weekly earlier this morning, Random House will publish Salman Rushdie’s new memoir, Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder, on April 16, 2024. The book will mark Rushdie’s first time speaking at length about the brutal attack he suffered while onstage at the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-10-11 15:03:03 UTC ]
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Salman Rushdie to Write Memoir About Stabbing Attack

Rushdie, who was grievously injured onstage last year, said the forthcoming book was a way “to answer violence with art.” Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-10-11 14:10:29 UTC ]
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Salman Rushdie announces memoir, Knife, about being stabbed in 2022

The author describes the book, subtitled Meditations After an Attempted Murder, as ‘a way to take charge of what happened, and to answer violence with art’Salman Rushdie’s memoir Knife, about being stabbed last year, will be published on 16 April next year, Penguin Random House has announced.The... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-10-11 13:36:53 UTC ]
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How to Write a Memoir While Dying

Writers are often advised to write as if we are dying. Awake to our mortality, the theory goes, we will write with urgency and acuity about what matters. We will write honestly, vulnerably, bravely without fear of judgement. We will write for the pure readers: ourselves and our loved ones. We... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-10-11 08:50:48 UTC ]
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Pratchett power: from lost stories to new adaptations, how the late Discworld author lives on

It’s 40 years since The Colour of Magic hit the shelves. As newly unearthed short stories are published, fans and friends celebrate the late author’s enduring legacy“Of all the dead authors in the world, Terry Pratchett is the most alive,” said John Lloyd at the author’s memorial in 2015. This... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-10-07 10:00:09 UTC ]
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On the Difficulty of Narrating the Audiobook for Your Own Memoir

This is the most familiar thing in the world, the engineer’s voice in my headphones, me in the sound booth, him at the board. I’ve spent hundreds of hours in recording studios, tracking drums, and I’m accustomed to taking direction and criticism: you were dragging behind the click; your energy... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-10-04 08:35:37 UTC ]
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A journey of discovery and identity formation: The Dictionary of Lost Words makes its wonderful stage debut

Verity Laughton’s stage adaptation of Pip Williams’ best-selling book is a a very clever realisation. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2023-09-28 05:05:12 UTC ]
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Cover Reveal: See the cover for Greg Wrenn’s memoir Mothership.

Literary Hub is pleased to reveal the cover for former Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, Greg Wrenn’s memoir, Mothership: A Memoir of Wonder and Crisis forthcoming from Regalo Press. Here’s a bit about the book from the publisher: Mothership: A Memoir of Wonder and Crisis... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-08-30 14:30:33 UTC ]
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Why Safiya Sinclair cut her dreadlocks and wrote a memoir of pain and poetry

Safiya Sinclair was raised to be Rastafari; instead, she became a poet. Why it took her more than a decade to write the lyrical memoir 'How to Say Babylon' Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-08-28 15:00:14 UTC ]
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Devotionals for Children: A Faith-Based Teaching Tool

Short, faith-based content that can be approached one day at a time is a winning combination for young readers, according to religion publishers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Crafting Madness: Stephanie Heit on Joining a Lineage of Authors with Mental Health Difference

Stephanie Heit’s new book, Psych Murders, is a hybrid memoir poem that documents her experience of shock treatment. She traces her queer mad bodymind through breathlessness, damage, refusal, and memory loss as it shifts in and out of locked psychiatric wards and extreme bipolar states. Stephanie... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-08-18 09:25:04 UTC ]
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Pidgeon Pagonis on the Urgency of Writing a Memoir as an Intersex Writer

Pidgeon and I met in the summer of 2020, the summer of sickness, and violent change. We spoke over Zoom, nearly 800 miles apart—I had been hired as a developmental editor for an intersex activist named Pidgeon Pagonis. A developmental editor is a bit of a catch-all title: we do a bit of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-08-17 09:20:26 UTC ]
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