Most writers are afraid of what will happen to them if they write their memoir. The consequences of telling our truth ranges from benign (your family will be mad at you) to quite serious (you might be facing a lawsuit). The problem is that most memoirists don't understand what constitutes a legal breach, and almost everyone is as worried about hurting someone as they are about the idea of getting into trouble legally.
First Nighter: Robert O'Hara's 'Barbecue' Sizzles a Bit, Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love" is Catnip for Actors
The first act of Robert (Bootycandy) O'Hara's Barbecue consists of four scenes, two each in alternation, depicting a lower-class white family and a lower-class black family on what looks like a picnic in a shady Middle America forest preserve.
Is it just a bad book, worthy of your disdain, or does it maybe trigger in you something you're just not ready to face? And yes, please support women memoirists. We need each other!It's not uncommon to hear agents at conferences shutting down bright-eyed aspiring authors with a simple, "I don't represent memoir."
Vineyard owner and winemaker James Frey is perfecting the art of blending wine.
Author James Frey Says Oprah Winfrey's 'Smell Of Awesomeness' Instantly Fills A Room On 'Watch What Happens: Live' (VIDEO)
But what he talked about on "WWHL" was the smell of the one-time "Queen of Daytime." Frey said the room smells different
By Margaret Bristol for Bookish In the mid-1990s, Kristen Johnston was starring on the hit NBC series "3rd Rock from the
The publishing industry has now fully readied itself for the holidays, with offerings that include yet more aggressively-promoted slices of first-person recollection.
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Christine Vachon’s Killer Films will produce a film adaptation of James Frey’s The Final Testament of the Holy Bible. In
Greg Mortenson is facing another lawsuit filed over his bestselling memoir, Three Cups of Tea. Read more on The Daily Beast
How accurately do memoirs reflect the people who write them? Nic Sheff, our newest columnist, has a few thoughts on that