Collateral DamageHow I lost a friend and ex-lover by writing about him.
Momma's BoyHow I wrote a memoir about the mother I once hated.
Ivory-Tower AmbassadorThe studying, and selling, of America.
Publish, Then FleeHow to tell your family you're writing about them.
When Irish Tongues Are TalkingHow I told my colleagues, family, and former countrymen I was writing about them.
The Woman Warrior at 30Maxine Hong Kingston's secrets and lies.
What the Little Old Ladies FeelHow I told my mother about my memoir.
For Whom the Memoir TollsHow to write about the dead.
Just Screw ItHow I told my family I was writing about our feud over the Sweet'N Low fortune.
Inside AutismWhat two memoirs can tell us about the disease du jour.
In a Land Far, Far AwayHow I wrote a memoir about my father.
Road to NowhereMy life as a victim of Hurricane Katrina and the ineffectual Road Home program.
All About Me?The state of the modern memoir.
The Liar's ClubHow I told my friends I was writing about my childhood—and what they said in return.