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A memoir begins with the need to tell a story. The story often contains a momentous life situation which the author needs to excavate and examine in order to discover how the event shaped his or her values and opinions. Telling the story in a way that readers can see themselves can create a healing experience for both the writer and the reader. In my case, I decided to break my silence about my husband's death in the Vietnam War.
Ruth W. Crocker, Ph.D is an author, writing consultant and expert on recovery from trauma and personal tragedy. Her book, Those Who Remain: Remembrance and Reunion After War describes her experience following her husband’s death in Vietnam and how she found resources for healing. An excerpt has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
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Don Feeney is "a retired United States Diplomat and United States Air Force officer. He has a Masters of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Southern California, and teaches graduate school part-time. Don lives with his wife Andi, and their cat, Kismet, in Indian Harbor Beach, Fla." Don Feeney is that author of Gathering No Moss: Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler.
According to the book description of Gathering No Moss: Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler, "Don Feeney has seen it all. As a diplomat working for the United States, he served in embassies and consulates around the world. As an air force officer, he had some daring exploits of varying levels of sanity and sophistication. He's lived, worked, and played in more than fifty countries on five continents. In his memoir Gathering No Moss, Feeney recalls his three-decade trip down the wild, weird, and surprising journeys of his life. A somewhat reluctant traveler, he conveys the heavy burden of loneliness on the road while driven by the search for meaning, spirituality, and love. His life has been one of thought-provoking questions, highly charged emotional situations, and brushes with both greatness and tragedy. He's been an airman, an officer, an instructor, a commander, an administrator, a trainer, a consular officer, a manager, and a diplomat. He's sold paintings on a street corner, washed dishes, worked in a paper mill, flipped hamburgers, painted houses, and tended bar. He smoked pot, drank too much, and fell in (and out) of love (including four marriages). He went AWOL, was shot at three times, survived a brain aneurysm, and beat colon cancer. His mantra- "The more you know, the more you don't know sh*t" or TMYKTMYDKS-reminds us all that the human mind will never let you understand the human mind."
The Dream Lived: A Memoir by Susie Sanchez
As children, we are taught to dream big. We’re encouraged to shoot for the moon and to reach for the stars. Anything is possible. So, why should adulthood be any different? In her memoir, The Dream Lived, Susie Sanchez captures the essence of life through the pursuit of a dream. Defying all odds, Susie, a lifelong dancer, perseveres through the trials and tribulations of balancing family life with dance life as she dreams of performing on a grander scale. Whether she’s teaching dance to neighborhood children, helping raise her granddaughter, or achieving success as a Professional Cheerleader in the NFL, Sanchez embraces each and every experience, and aspires to positively impact everyone she meets throughout her incredible journey.
Through the best of times and the worst of times, Sanchez’s heartfelt account leaves you wondering what’s stopping you from chasing after, achieving, and living your dreams.
For more information visit: http://about.me/Susie.Sanchez
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Guest: Amalie Flynn
For over 30 years, Terre and her sisters, Maggie and Suzzy, were the successful singing group known as The Roches. Terre has written a funny, wise, and very candid memoir of her life, both before and after fame. Terre's book, Blabbermouth, is a brave, tender and disturbing book. In it, Terre tells the story of her origins, her adventures as a young teenage girl who leaves the “lilac walls” of her childhood bedroom with the support of her close-knit suburban family, her rise to fame with Columbia Records, her travels on the road from coast to coast, alone with her slightly older sister. (“A teenage Thelma and Louise but without the murders,” Terre describes them.) Terre also tells of her early mentoring by Terri Thal and Dave Van Ronk, Paul Simon, and Michael Tannen, of how the towns of Park Ridge, Hammond, Baton Rouge, San Francisco and Greenwich Village shaped her. She tells riveting tales of her early auditions, her first lover, her first male friend, Derek; reveals the sources of her sense of safety – notably her family – and relates violent encounters that she meets in the world as a teenager. Blabbermouth inhabits an uneasy place where injustices are unresolved. Terre is choosing to “see each other in the big picture,” (as she calls it) by telling her story without apology. Her prose’s clear tone is like that from the gold-leaf rim of a glass stroked by a conductive finger. It’s quite an accomplishment.
Nicholas Snow reads from his living-powerfully-with-HIV memoir, Life Positive: A Journey To The Center of My Heart. Nicholas Snow Live, a daily, global conversation "Connecting the Circuitry of Humanity." Producer/host Nicholas Snow's previous show, SnowbizNow, has had over 1.5 million downloads.
Pearl Cleage is an Atlanta based writer, currently Mellon Playwright in Residence at The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta where her play, “What I Learned in Paris,” opened the 2012-2013 Season. Her works include award winning plays, bestselling novels and numerous columns, articles and essays for a wide variety of publications including Essence, Ebony, Rap Pages, Vibe, The Atlanta Tribune, and The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Her first novel, What Looks Like Crazy On An Ordinary Day, was an Oprah Book Club pick and spent nine weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. She is the author of thirteen plays, including Flyin’ West, the most produced new American play in the country in 1994. Her Blues for An Alabama Sky was included in Her the 1996 Olympic Arts Festival in Atlanta and will receive a 20th anniversary revival at the Alliance in 2015. other plays include Chain; Late Bus to Mecca; Bourbon at the Border; A Song for Coretta and The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Year. She is the author of eight novels, including Baby Brother’s Blues, which received an NAACP Image Award for Literature.
She is also the co-author with her husband, writer Zaron W. Burnett, Jr., of We Speak Your Names, a praise poem commissioned by Oprah Winfrey for her 2005 Legends Weekend. Cleage and Burnett are frequent collaborators, including their award winning ten year performance series, “Live at Club Zebra!” featuring their work as writers and performance artists. Her new book of non-fiction entitled Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons and Love Affairs, was published by Simon and Schuster/ATRIA Books in April, 2014.
7 Easy Steps to Memoir Writing: Build a Priceless Legacy One Story at a Time! with author Mary Anne Benedetto
Mary Anne Benedetto's career background and education were in the fields of accounting, commercial property management lease administration, paralegal studies, and employee benefits until a personal experience propelled her in the direction of teaching and speaking on the topic of memoir writing.
She is currently a speaker, blogger, Certified Lifewriting Instructor, ghostwriter and author of Eyelash, Never Say Perfect (Christian fiction), 7 Easy Steps to Memoir Writing: Build a Priceless LegacyOne Story at a Time!, From Italy with Love & Limoncello, and Write Your Pet's Story in 7 Easy Steps. Her passions include helping people capture and preserve their memoors, writing fiction, guiding pet owners in writing their treasured animal stories, world travel, golf and walking the spectacular South Carolina beaches.
Founder of Beach Author Network , a group of Myrtle Beach area writers (of which Robert is one), Mary Anne believes in authors helping authors to spread the word about their books.
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Mike Silva and Joe Buono preview the 2014-15 Knicks w/ Anthony Donahue of SNY. Legendary columnist Bob Ryan chats about his new memoir: "Scribe: My Life in Sports." The guys talk about the Mets passing on Joe Maddon and the Week 8 NFL matchups.
Studies have shown that writing for 15 or 20 minutes a day for four consecutive days can have a healing effect. It can help those dealing with illness or a transition or even help someone get to know themselves a little better. You can leave your mark, reveal your accomplishments or explain the obstacles that led you to where they are today. In Dr. Roberta Temes, “How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days” (Reader’s Digest, 2014), she provides readers with day-by-day instructions for creating and publishing their own personal story. This book can turn anyone into an author of their own life, helping readers learn how to become a memoirist in a short period of time. Whether the memoir is for yourself, family and friends, or the entire world, Temes explains the framework for creating and editing your very own piece of work.
Join me in conversation with Dr. Roberta Temes. Dr. Roberta is an accomplished author, editor and writing instructor, as well as a seasoned psychotherapist and psychology faculty member. She lectures around the country at corporate meetings, medical conferences and health spas. Dr. Temes' newest book is How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days.
John Rixey Moore is the product of two old southern families from Virginia and South Carolina, but he grew up in the bi-lingual environment of the oil fields in Venezuela where his father worked as a petroleum engineer.
He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Philosophy at the height of the Vietnam War and chose to enlist in the military rather than risk the consequences of waiting for the draft. He joined the Special Forces and served in Vietnam where he ran deep penetration interdiction and assassination missions for the CIA into Cambodia, Laos, and North Vietnam until he was wounded the third time and sent home.
Soon after leaving the dig, he found shelter in a monastery from a series of winter storms that kept him inside for several weeks, and by the time the weather cleared, he had found a way to help the kitchen staff in the monastery scullery. During this time and in this quiet place, he was able to begin putting the war behind him. Along with his work both within and around the 14th able to spend many hours in the library with its huge collection of old books and coal burning fire places. He has written about some of the unusual personalities he encountered there.
His acting career eventually took him to California, where he lives, writes, studies lines, and practices the fiddle in the mountains north of Los Angeles and drives into the city for business. He runs a writers group that meets each week in Studio City, and he has had two memoirs published. One, called Hostage of Paradox, is an account of the terrible months he served in Special Operations in Southeast Asia, and the second, called Company of Stone, is about his time in the monastery and then the gold mine.