The Truth about Memory


Once I decided I wasn’t going to stop if I flinched, I figured I was opening myself up to some hard stuff. So, when it came, I kind of expected it. Maybe some of the beautiful moments of my life surprised me. Because I knew it was going to be a dark book. But I’ve been blessed with a lot of luck and love and beauty. And those came at me, too. Maybe that was a surprise that I should never let be a surprise. Something I should remember every day.

Over at Salon, Cheryl Strayed interviews her fellow writer and friend, Rob Roberge, about his new book, Liar; the difference between writing fiction and memoir; truth and lies; and memory. Read our own recent interview with Roberge here.

Stephanie Bento is a writer, classical cellist, and photographer living in Washington, DC. In her writing, she is interested in exploring the musicality of sound and form, and our connection to time and place. Find out more about her creative work at, or say hello/bonjour on Twitter @saudadebelle. More from this author →