Memoir

How Do Memoirists Survive Telling Their Hard Stories? 

"Writing about trauma or difficult experiences doesn’t repair that trauma,” said Melanie. “It doesn’t make it go away. But I kept hearing what a Read...
Alaina Leary    |   05.18.17   |   SHARE
The Bidens join the Obamas in announcing forthcoming books from both husband and wife. (Image Credit: Flickr/Center For American Progress)

#RavsRadar: Book Deals For The Bidens!

Remember a couple of weeks ago when we got all excited to find out that the Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   04.6.17   |   SHARE
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The Trials And Tribulations (And Trauma) Of Getting A Good Haircut

I sat obediently in her chair atop four ancient copies of the Yellow Pages. Crossing my fingers, I prayed Catholic schoolgirl prayers. Read...
Catherine Gigante-Brown    |   04.28.15   |   SHARE
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Dear Maytag: I'm Sorry My Father Inadvertently Turned Our Washing Machine Into A Bomb

The force of the blast blew every window out of our house. Just another Sunday in my home. Read...
Tall Brewnette of PDXXCollective    |   04.6.15   |   SHARE
Culture

The Reality Of Chronic Pain Is Different From The Movies

We are all one bad fall, one car accident, one bodily breakdown from living within a place that is largely unimaginable to those who aren't there. Read...
Sami Jankins    |   04.2.15   |   SHARE
Bodies

Baku Baku Baby: A Life Growing Up In Azerbaijan

My uncles Yasha and Chanukah are sitting around the apartment in their white briefs as usual. Read...
Culture
Brows 2000 and 2015

The Agony & The Ecstasy Of Lifelong Brow Obsession

They start dark and unruly at the inner corners, then turn blonde about half way through and form the vague shape of a balding, albino caterpillar. Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   03.5.15   |   SHARE
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Depression Stole My Ability To Imagine A Different Tomorrow

I could tell my therapist that tomorrow I will eat toast for breakfast instead of a bagel, and technically I will have done what she's asked. Read...
Anne Thériault    |   03.2.15   |   SHARE
Bodies