Posts Tagged: memoirs
Memoirist (and former editor-at-large of McSweeney’s) Sean Wilsey talks to The Atlantic about his essay collection, More Curious, and why humor writing resonates:
I think there’s something dishonest about writing that isn’t funny. I can’t engage with a piece of work without an element of humor to it.
In the rooms of AA, recovery narratives save lives. In literature, they do something else....more
In the 1970s, writer Sigrid Nunez moved in with her boyfriend and his mother. She hovered over the couple, critiqued their sex life, had an endless parade of house guests, and chided Nunez for not being more of a people-person. His mother was the already world-famous writer Susan Sontag....more
How a Brooklyn musician uses Tumblr to cover a song a night (roughly) and write accompanying life stories....more
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