Does reading a memoir make you a fan?
Can you read someone's memoir without being their diehard fan? What do our assumptions about memoirs, and our memoir reading habits, say about us?
WRITING PROMPTS to help you explore today’s topic:
Write about a time you read someone’s memoir or heard them tell their story in their own words and it changed your perception of them in some way. Do you think it’s a bad thing that your perception of them was altered? Why or why not?
Write a dialogue between an interviewer and someone who’s discussing their recently published memoir. This dialogue can be based on a real or imagined memoir with real people or fictional people.
Write a book review for a recent memoir you’ve read, then share it with others.
Share what you write with us or leave a comment to join this dialogue.
Personally, I think common assumptions and habits around reading memoirs are a bit backward. Keep reading to see why…
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