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Review of The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr


*This is a review of Mary Karr’s newest book, The Art of Memoir, originally written for a Goodreads review.*
I have been an avid reader of Mary Karr’s work for almost twenty years so I was very excited to get this ARC. I have to say she has spoiled me for beautiful memoirs. She is a master of the craft and this book is like a present she has wrapped up and given to her readers – and to all readers who love memoir.

The Art of Memoir is also a treasure trove of invaluable information for any writer, but as a reader, I felt like I’d just crashed the private party of every memoirist’s secret place. AOM made me feel privy to insider secrets and my appreciation of the genre went even deeper. She delves into some of her favorite memorist’s efforts and explains what she thought worked and…

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How to Throw a Successful Book Signing

Tina Bausinger


You published a book, yay! Now what? Of course, the next step should be to put together a book signing. Book signings are different from book release parties, which are usually less formal. A book signing is imperative to getting your name out there into the public eye.

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Toni Braxton On New Book, Growing Up Homely and Dating White

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Toni Braxton’s new book Unbreak My Heart details the real struggle behind her glamorous life. In her book, Braxton spares little detail about the challenges she’s faced, from getting an abortion while engaged to her future husband Keri Lewis, to her numerous health challenges to growing up in a restrictive church.

But on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, it’s all laughs when Jay and Tom find it hard to recover from Toni’s sultry morning voice. Here are a few highlights from the interview.

I love the [pictures of] the Braxton sisters, the early years.

We were kinda wrong but we grew up to be swans.

You brought some things to light in the book, especially the cult-like family that you were a part of in your church.

We were raised very religious I often talk about that but I never go into detail. I…

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Robin Roberts: ‘I’m Blessed, Grateful and Doing Well’

Robin Roberts talks about her new book Everybody’s Got Something, a memoir, on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.

Memoir Notes

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 Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts has gone through a trial with millions of Americans watching. First she battled breast cancer, then a rare blood disease called MDS which required a bone marrow transplant from her older sister. Despite being in the public eye, she did it all with grace and during the process, acknowledged that she had a longtime girlfriend, Amber.

Roberts’ new book Everybody’s Got Something is not just a memoir, it’s an encouraging take on life, loss and grace. Robin talked to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about it and here’s what she had to say.

TJMS: How are you doing?

ROBIN ROBERTS: I am doing so well and that’s the first question people ask me. And it’s not just something off the top of their head. They really want to know. And I really want to say, I am blessed…

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