Paul Gilmartin discusses his podcast, The Mental Illness Happy Hour, how he found his own way into therapy, and the power of sharing shame....more
Posts Tagged: honesty
At Salon, Dani Shapiro writes an open response to a reader who felt that Shapiro’s memoir Slow Motion wasn’t fully honest because it didn’t include all the details of her life.
In it, she explains what memoir is and isn’t, and what honesty means for the form:
When I write fiction, I make things up.
“It’s difficult to forget yourself, to put your whole life on some back burner, and give yourself to your characters. But that’s what you’ve gotta do to get the job done.”...more
In a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists Joshua Greene and Joseph Paxton tried to determine whether honesty was a conscious process—something we can control—or whether it was something we couldn’t control, something that occurred automatically....more