Column by Leah Dearborn
There's a longtime debate about memoir. Can it only be produced after years of carefully accrued wisdom and self-reflection?
Column by David Cranmer
Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Joyce are just some of the names that come to mind when discussing writing influences, but inspiration can come from unlikely sources.
Column by Karis Rogerson
Helene Stapinski discusses the research process behind her latest memoir, 'Murder in Matera', and gives some advice to aspiring writers.
Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
The struggle never ends in this melancholy memoir.
Review by Gabino Iglesias January 10, 2017
A German translator revisits his entire life through the filter of his very powerful addiction to nicotine.
Interview by Rob Hart
Joshua Mohr and Rob Hart dish about Nazi doctors, parenting, the finer points of UFOs in season 2 of 'Fargo', and how baby bjorns are the new Special K.
Review by Leah Dearborn November 7, 2016
Would I want to live in Nick Cave's mind? Probably not, but I don't really think he does either.
Column by Richard Thomas April 19, 2016
In 'My Father, the Pornographer', Offutt takes us on the journey with him, reading his father’s prodigious literary output as both a critic and as a son seeking answers.
Review by Ed Sikov
A writer takes on the facts and fictions that made him who he is.
News by Peter Derk March 21, 2016
Prince announces his upcoming 2017 memoir in no less than two outfits.
Review by Freddie Moore
20 writers get personal about why they expose themselves and others for a good story.
Review by Brian McGackin
In which our intrepid writer offers up perhaps the most unhelpful review ever.
News by Max Booth III October 19, 2015
When the 'Twin Peaks' revival inevitably disappoints us all, at least we will have a cool new book to help ease the pain.
Column by Bart Bishop September 23, 2015
A look at Patton Oswalt's concept of the Night Café, a room you enter and leave changed forever. For Joss Whedon, that room was his Alien: Resurrection script.
News by Raine Winters
Let’s hope they do her justice.
Review by Christopher Shultz
A non-linear journey into the life and experiences of someone both sexually-liberated and repressed.
News by Emily Rose Lathrop
The University of Michigan special collections library has unpacked an unpublished memoir by Orson Welles.
Review by Christopher Shultz April 6, 2015
The acclaimed artist presents his familial history through his own avant-garde lens.
Review by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
A memoir-in-essays by multi-award-winning poet and former children's author Gary Soto.
Review by Christopher Shultz February 23, 2015
What's it like to be a girl in a band? Kim Gordon—artist and founding member of Sonic Youth—both answers the question and debunks it.
News by Raine Winters
David Carr's memory lives on in his book, "The Night of the Gun."
Review by Keith Rawson January 20, 2015
A brief review of Allen Kurzweil's memoir, 'Whipping Boy'.
Review by Keith Rawson
A brief review of poet Jason Carney's exceptional autobiography, 'Starve The Vulture'.