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Frank McCourt

Writing Your Version of the Truth

by Memoir Mentor on June 20, 2011

When I grew up, family vacations meant going on what we called a “fishing trip.” They were inexpensive—my parents had little money—and Mom and Dad loved to fish. I didn’t. When I think of those vacations, I remember interminably boring days sitting on the hard, dirt bank of some drab lake, swatting gnats and flies, […]

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Many of us grew up in families where an important part of childhood revolved around going to church and living the tenets of a particular religion. You may have memories about attending church, and it’s likely that upbringing has stayed with you to some extent and still influences your spiritual life. Or you may have […]

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Thank You, Frank McCourt

by Memoir Mentor on July 21, 2009

I’ve thought a lot about Frank McCourt and his engaging memoir Angela’s Ashes since hearing of his unexpected death yesterday. McCourt published Angela’s Ashes the same year I finished the family history of my Scottish grandparents. Until writing that book I hadn’t paid much attention to the memoir genre. Frankly, I can’t remember reading a […]

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