Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art From Trauma

Melanie Brooks
Published in 2017
by Beacon Press

After attempting to write about her father’s death from AIDS in 1985, author Melanie Brooks was left with difficult questions about what it takes to write an honest memoir. In her new book, Brooks shares the guidance she received from talking with acclaimed memoirists such as Andre Dubus III, Mark Doty, Edwidge Danticat, Richard Blanco, Abigail Thomas, and many others who describe the process of writing their most painful memories.


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