Monday, April 27, 2015

My Favorite Memoirist? It Surprises Even Me

Preparing to teach a seven-week adult ed course in the fall semester on Memoirs: Reading Others, Writing Yours, I am now reading memoirs by the handful.

I have begun by going back to some of the memoirs I have loved most, including One Boy’s Boston by Samuel Eliot Morison, The Long Loneliness by Dorothy Day, and About Alice by Calvin Trillin.

And I have made a surprising discovery.

There is one figure—a memoirist and much more—whom I find the most compelling all-time, hands down, and his identity surprises even me. For one thing, he was a general, and I was never in the military.

To learn his identity (sorry, it’s not Samuel Eliot Morison, the admiral in the picture), you will have to click here and read my latest post at the Memoirs Unlimited blog.

Because otherwise, how will you ever know—or read my other blog?

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