Wednesday 8 April 2020

What I expect from memoirs

As a reader, I expect the same things from memoirs that I do from novels: illumination about what it means to be alive and why people, myself in particular, think and feel and act the way we do. It’s just that what really happened seems so much more important, interesting, amusing, mysterious and filled with portent than anything I could ever invent.

Beverly Donofrio
Confessions of a Serial Memoirist
The New York Times, 21 October 2013

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