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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Memoirist Daphne Merkin on Writers on Writing

Memoirist Daphne Merkin, author of This Close to Happy, spends the entire hour on the show talking about her book and the process of writing memoir.

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 (Broadcast date: April 26, 2017)


Anonymous said...

This was a thought provoking podcast for memoirists. Thank you! Daphne names some memoirs that she found to be well written. Can you tell us the author of the one she noted with the title, Difficult? The others were: "Are you Somebody" Nuala O'Faolain and "Bad Blood" by Lorna Sage

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett said...

Was it Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay? I don't recall. I'll try to listen to the podcast and see if I can figure it out. It's been a while since she was on the show so I don't remember. Thanks for listening!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! It was at the very end of the podcast when you asked what wisdom she gives her students. As she spoke about reading a lot, she mentioned these 3 memoirs. I'm fairly certain she said the title was the single word, Difficult, but perhaps she shortened it. She does not name the author.

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett said...

I just listened to the end and ... I don't know either. I'm going to write to Daphne and ask her. Stay tuned!