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Books & Reading

Your Favorite Writing Books?

by Memoir Mentor on December 1, 2008

Before ending my fall teaching term, I recommended three books my students should put on their Christmas wish list. Some of you may have children or grandchildren who are looking for something to buy you that fits within a limited budget. Why not suggest a writing book or a memoir to keep you inspired to [...]

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Books that Changed My Life

by Memoir Mentor on May 19, 2008

I just finished reading The Book that Changed My Life, a collection of brief essays by 71 authors about, well, the books that changed their lives. That got me thinking about my love of reading and books that have shaped me. Here’s my story… It all began with Dick and Jane, of course. First grade. [...]


This and That…

by Memoir Mentor on January 22, 2008

I’ve listed below a variety of items you may find interesting and useful in your quest to write your personal and family histories. • When I returned from my trip to Utah, I was surprised to find in my stack of mail a wonderful gift—the personal history (up to 1975) of one of my former [...]