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The Memoir Project

Author : Marion Roach Smith
ISBN : 9781455501823
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A recent study revealed that the Number 1 thing that baby boomers want to do in retirement is write a book....about themselves. It's not that every person has lived such a unique or dramatic life, but we inherently understand that writing memoir-whether it's a book, blog, or just a letter to a child-is the single greatest portal to self-examination. While there have been other writing books, there's been nothing like Marion Roach Smith's THE MEMOIR PROJECT. Marion has written four books and she's been teaching a sold-out memoir writing class for 13 years. Her new book is a disarmingly frank, but wildly fun, distillation of all the unsentimental lessons that WORK. Tired topics like writing exercises, morning pages and "writer's block" are replaced with quirky, provocative tactics that teach you to write with purpose. Previously self-published in April 2010 (under the title Writing What You Know: Realia), the book has already proven hugely popular, and with its new title and updated content, it is sure to find an even bigger and even more enthusiastic audience.

The Feminist Memoir Project

Author : Rachel Blau DuPlessis
ISBN : 0813539730
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The women of The Feminist Memoir Project give voice to the spirit, the drive, and the claims of the Women's Liberation Movement they helped shape, beginning in the late 1960s. These thirty-two writers were among the thousands to jump-start feminism in the late twentieth century. Here, in pieces that are passionate, personal, critical, and witty, they describe what it felt like to make history, to live through and contribute to the massive social movement that transformed the nation. What made these particular women rebel? And what experiences, ideas, feelings, and beliefs shaped their activism? How did they maintain the will and energy to keep such a struggle going for so long, and continuing still? Memoirs and responses by Kate Millett, Vivian Gornick, Michele Wallace, Alix Kates Shulman, Joan Nestle, Jo Freeman, Yvonne Rainer, Barbara Smith, Ellen Willis, Eve Ensler, Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Roxanne Dunbar, Naomi Weisstein, Alice Wolfson and many more embody the excitement that fueled the movement and the conflicts that threatened it from within. Their stories trace the ways the world has changed.Rachel Blau DuPlessis is a professor of English and women's studies at Temple University and lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ann Snitow is a professor of literature and gender studies at The New School for Social Research and lives in New York City.

Bronx Memoir Project

Author : Editor Vazquez
ISBN : 1987592778
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Bronx Memoir Project - Volume 2 is a collection of personal tales written by Bronx residents of all writing skill levels. Stories are cultivated through a series of memoir-writing workshops facilitated by professional authors and writing instructors; final submissions are compiled into a book. Within this volume you will find stories of homecoming, liberty, loss and love, a treasure box of magic told through diverse points of view and perspectives.

The Rise Of The Memoir

Author : Alex Zwerdling
ISBN : 9780198755784
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The Rise of the Memoir traces the growth and extraordinarily wide appeal of the memoir. Its territory is private rather than public life, shame, guilt, and embarrassment, not the achievements celebrated in the public record. What accounts for the sharp need writers like Rousseau, Woolf, Orwell, Nabokov, Primo Levi, and Maxine Hong Kingston felt to write (and to publish) such works, when they might more easily have chosen to remain silent? Alex Zwerdling explores why each of these writers felt compelled to write them as that story can be reconstructed from personal materials available in archival collections; what internal conflicts they encountered while trying; and how each of them resisted the private and public pressures to stop themselves rather than pursuing this confessional route, against their own doubts, without a reasonable expectation that such works would be welcome in print, and eventually find an empathetic audience. Reconstructing this process in which a dubious project eventually becomes a compelling product-a "memoir" that will last-illuminates both what was at stake, and why this serially invented open form has reshaped the expectations of readers who welcomed a vital alternative to "the official story."

Preserving Our Memories

Author : Myra Giberovitch
ISBN : 1412073332
Genre : Holocaust survivors
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American Journal Of Education

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ISBN : IBNR:CR300037443
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Military Schools And Courses Of Instruction In The Science And Art Of War In France Prussia Austria Russia Sweden Switzerland Sardinia England And The United States

Author : Henry Barnard
ISBN : PSU:000014123016
Genre : Military education
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The American Journal Of Education

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ISBN : UOM:39015068194664
Genre : Education
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A Jewish Life On Three Continents

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ISBN : 9780804786201
Genre : History
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This remarkable memoir by Menachem Mendel Frieden illuminates Jewish experience in all three of the most significant centers of Jewish life during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It chronicles Frieden's early years in Eastern Europe, his subsequent migration to the United States, and, finally, his settlement in Palestine in 1921. The memoir appears here translated from its original Hebrew, edited and annotated by Frieden's grandson, the historian Lee Shai Weissbach. Frieden's story provides a window onto Jewish life in an era that saw the encroachment of modern ideas into a traditional society, great streams of migration, and the project of Jewish nation building in Palestine. The memoir follows Frieden's student life in the yeshivas of Eastern Europe, the practices of peddlers in the American South, and the complexities of British policy in Palestine between the two World Wars. This first-hand account calls attention to some often ignored aspects of the modern Jewish experience and provides invaluable insight into the history of the time.

The Pregnancy Project

Author : Gaby Rodriguez
ISBN : 9781442446229
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The teenager famed for faking a pregnancy as part of a social experiment describes the family and cultural history of teen pregnancy that shaped her life, her observations about how she was treated when she pretended to be pregnant and her feelings about the consequences of low expectations.

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