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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.
What are some of the vital differences between memoir and fiction? On Thursday, May 2 at 6 PM EST I’ll be talking with author David G Hallman about “Writing What We Know and/or Writing What We Imagine.”
David is the author of the intensely moving and beautifully-written memoir August Farewell. He’s also the author of a novel, Searching for Gilead.
He grew up in Waterloo, ON, studied community psychology, and was on the national staff of The United Church of Canada, carrying a wide range of social justice responsibilities. Environmental ethics was a major focus of his career and he was the Co-ordinator of the World Council of Churches Climate Change Programme based in Geneva which involved him in UN global negotiations on climate change.
In addition to his books, he’s the author and editor of many articles and books on ecological themes including A Place in Creation — Ecological Models in Science, Religion and Economics, Ecotheology – Voices from South and North, Spiritual Values for Earth Community, and a major study paper on Climate Change and Poverty — Science, Theology, and Ethics for the National Religious Partnership on the Environment.
Karen Ingalls is a retired Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree in Human Development. Her nursing career includes experiences in hospice and the management of epilepsy and chronic pain.
For 20 years, Karen also ran her own entrepreneurial nursing service. "Kare 'N Touch" provided counseling, biofeedback, stress management, therapeutic massage and Therapeutic Touch on a sliding fee basis for a variety of clients.
Karen is a 5-year ovarian cancer survivor who is now dedicated to spreading the word about this lesser known disease. Her award-winning book, Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir, tells her inspiring story of being on the receiving end of nursing care and cancer treatment that ultimately saved her life.
Please join us for an inspiring conversation with Karen Ingalls about her extraordinary journey of survival, courage, and emotional authenticity.
Sue has chosen what could prove to be an electric book to disect for the show- Abigail Thomas' Thinking About Memoir. Visit Abigail's site http://www.abigailthomas.net/index.html for an in depth of this talented author's offerings. Pssst! Make sure you read the excerpt from a Three Dog Life.
Our mothers represent the primary role model for most women. Whether we choose to emulate her or go in a completely different direction, this relationship is as critical to our lives as it is complex. Lynn Cook Henriksen provides the perfect vehicle to explore and capture the character and spirit of the mother/daughter bond in her book, Telltale Souls: Writing the Mother Memoir. Join us as Lynn provides essential tools to awaken your memories, capture the spirit of events long ago, and discove
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Project Empowerment is thrilled to have on author Belo Miguel Cipriani who wrote Blind, A Memoir; which chronicles the two years immediately following the assault that robbed him of his eyesight. In his journey, he found himself learning to walk, cook, and date in the dark. Armed with visual memoir and his newly developed senses, Belo shows readers what the blind see. You can learn more at www.BlindAMemoir.com
TUNE INTO CIVIL ALERT TONIGHT for a special Memoir from Grand Shiek Ali Moore El, an elder whose father came up under Prophet Noble Drew Ali.
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Feeling desperate after repeated harassment by parents at her school, dedicated teacher Karen Tyrrell escapes & runs. Police & medical professionals find Karen holed up in a lonely motel room, & thus began her journey into the world of the psychiatric system, & her journey with Bipolar Disorder. Karen is a writer with a gutsy memoir - ME & HER: A MEMOIR OF MADNESS, a book that deserves a place on every book shelf. How did she claw her way back from Insanity? THIS IS A STORY OF HOPE and RECOVERY Karen Tyrrell is Anayah Joi Holilly's very special guest on this SPECIAL BROADCAST edition of What's Your Reality?.Karen > karentyrrell.com
Best selling author and host of Life Lessons takes his weekly critique of New York Times best written articles from the Sunday edition. This week includes Nicolas D. Kristof, Neil Shubin, Eve Pell, Phyllis Korkki, Adam Bryant, and Jeff Zeleny. Also featured is the six word memoir of Charles Seashore in our life lessons from the dearly departed- "Born to fix-people, things, situations.
Join Valerie Michele for a conversation with Eleanora Amendolara, the author of Standing Naked In Rose Petals. Eleanora has been described as a Master Healer/Shaman/Teacher, who is not just "one in a million but one in a lifetime." Valerie is the co-author who describes the book as "a different form of memoir that expands beyond the traditional genre." Reviewers have said that the book "shines as a guide to self-awakening"; that it has "the keys we need to unlock our selves"; that the "biography, commentary, and testimonials energetically trigger memories that reveal our own divinity." Valerie collaborated with the author on the book which she describes as being "life transforming beginning with almost a year of interviews, to a near perilous journey to Cusco, Peru, to navigating the self-publishing world. This podcast received OVER 2000 listens in less than 24 hours following the live event. CLICK HERE to order the book from Amazon. CLICK HERE to visit Eleanora's web site.
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