Friday, March 07, 2008

Thoughts on the fakes

Blog friend and author Jen Miller interviewed me about the latest round of fake memoirs (or fakoirs, as one member of my writing loop calls them) at her fabulous book blog. Come on by to read part of my book's disclaimer, why and how I wrote it the way I did, and some thoughts on the incredible (TRUE!) books that have inspired me lately!

Happy weekend :)

7 comments:

LEstes65 said...

Great interview. Yet another reason why A) I want to be you when I grow up and B) I want you to write my biography.

Patti said...

blogger ate my first comment. gaaa!

but i liked the interview. especially the disclaimer.

ellesappelle said...

I loved reading that. It makes me even more excited to read the actual book!

Jenny said...

I have so many thoughts on this topic. I totally agree with what you say at the end - that if a writer has a strong voice, writing about the ordinary experience is no problem.

Swishy said...

That was a great read! Very exciting to read the book!

Doreen Orion said...

Loved the interview. I also have a (humorous travel) memoir coming out and just finished the acknowledgements where I said, "With all the controversy surrounding memoir these days, if doubt ever arises about the veracity of what is contained in these pages, rest assured I can provide appropriate documentation, including but not limited to: emergency room charts, police records and AAA bills."

Looking forward to reading your memoir! Let me know if you can come to Boulder, CO - I'll get a group together.

charlotteharris said...

I like how you phrased this: "This book is a collection of my memories and thus may differ from yours." I just did a guest post on my friend's blog and I mentioned how we first met. He reminded me that we'd actually met previously but I had completely forgotten. We had two completely different memories and therefore two completely different stories but it wasn't because I fabricated anything - it was legitimately my own recollection of the events!