26 min

THE MODERN MEMOIR: Three writers on telling personal stories The Writer Shed

    • Arts

The memoir has taken many forms. Once seen as the genre of celebrities and statesman, written and shaped by ghostwriters, is now a vehicle for the stories of us all. What is the state of the modern memoir? Writer Shed Podcast host, David W. Berner speaks with three memoirists who have embraced the genre—somewhat reluctantly—but in unique and maybe unexpected ways. Links to their works are below. Listen in to what they have to say about the modern personal storyteller.

Like a Dog by Vincent Francone
All the Answers by Michael Kupperman
Come Home, Indio by Jim Terry

The memoir has taken many forms. Once seen as the genre of celebrities and statesman, written and shaped by ghostwriters, is now a vehicle for the stories of us all. What is the state of the modern memoir? Writer Shed Podcast host, David W. Berner speaks with three memoirists who have embraced the genre—somewhat reluctantly—but in unique and maybe unexpected ways. Links to their works are below. Listen in to what they have to say about the modern personal storyteller.

Like a Dog by Vincent Francone
All the Answers by Michael Kupperman
Come Home, Indio by Jim Terry

26 min

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