Truth—a higher, bigger truth—is what I want when I read. I want to nod my head in radical understanding. I want to grasp our complex, fragile humanity better. I want the ancient truths on every page, shown in unique ways. These books deliver....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.
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