Is writing memoir a transgressive act?

I’ve just come across Lindsay Miller’s impassioned essay on the cultural and political power of women’s memoirs in this recent essay in The Atlantic. I have to say I’m impressed at her dedication to reading the sub-genre of memoirs by Iranian...
Memoir-related links I liked this week

Memoir-related links I liked this week

  My memoir-related internet meanderings from the week ending Friday 22 July: From the Paris Review blog, Paradise Lost – a wonderful example of the personal essay in just under 1,500 sculpted words from Vanessa Blakeslee, about her relationship with a man...