For the memoirists out there

Nice little piece from the New York Times about a mother who wrote her scorching memoir before she had children.

Every memoirist makes her own set of rules to write and to live by, and in these 12 years, the strictest rule to which I have adhered has been this: Before I have written anything about my son, I have asked myself whether I could imagine him turning to me some day, and saying, I wish you hadn’t told that story about me.

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  1. Thanks for that link Rossa. A very interesting and thoughtful article. I think we have to trust our children, and hope that they will understand us. My eldest daughter is desperate to read my book – and I want her to, but not for several years yet! Louise x

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