Why Writing a Memoir is Like Making Kimchi

In Crying in H Mart, Michelle Zauner—also known as the indie-pop musician Japanese Breakfast—writes of her mother’s battle with terminal cancer and the caretaking process. The mother-daughter relationship is the beating pulse of this memoir, presented in all of its uncomfortable complexities. But if this relationship is the main melody, there are countermelodies and harmonies […] The post Why Writing a Memoir is Like Making Kimchi appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2021-04-22 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Prince Harry agrees publishing deal to write his memoirs

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Sheridan Smith writes first memoir for Ebury Spotlight

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Booker winner Bernardine Evaristo writing memoir about 'never giving up'

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