How My Grandfather’s Memoir Changed My Life   Growing up, I knew my grandfather had written a Korean War memoir, but I wasn’t particularly interested in reading it. I assumed it was boring, filled with war talk and little else. I didn’t think of it for years, until he passed away and we were cleaning…

by Matthew Roser Are Stories Alive? A living entity is defined as something possessing the capacity for “growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death.” With such a broad definition, celebrated British author Neil Gaiman was prompted to muse about the idea that stories are living: “Do stories grow? Pretty obviously — anybody who…

I remember telling my friend, who is a well-known author, that I was a little nervous to publish my memoir. “It’s so personal,” I said. “Do I really want to put myself there like that?” She said, “It’s all worth it. Somewhere, some woman is going through hell and you have a chance to help…

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