to Tell the Tale: A Guide to Writing a Memoir
is a second chance at life," writes Jane McDonnell. "I
think all writing constitutes an effort to establish our own meaningfulness,
even in the midst of sadness and disappointment." In Living
to Tell the Tale, McDonnell draws on this impulse, as well as her
own experiences as a writer and teacher of memoir, to give us what
should become the definitive book on writing "crisis memoirs"
and other kinds of personal narrative. more...