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How Oprah Saved My Life

by Memoir Mentor on June 15, 2009

If the title of this post snagged your attention, good! It was meant to. Actually, I fudged a bit on the truth here…for effect. It really wasn’t Oprah who saved my life, but Oprah’s magazine, and it was my writing life, not my life life. To be specific, it’s the July issue that worked the magic on me, […]


Showing Courage, Showing Emotion: Student Story

by Memoir Mentor on March 2, 2009

Recently I gave my classes an assignment to write about a time in their lives when they displayed courage. I wasn’t thinking about the kind of behavior that society typically associates with courage: bravery in the face of danger. I wanted my students to consider times in their lives when they took risks–left a difficult […]

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