Writing Hard Stories

Just announced: Melanie Brooks on February 14th

What does it take to write an honest memoir? And what happens to us when we embark on that journey? Would she manage it? Author Melanie Brooks sought guidance from the memoirists who most moved her—including Andre Dubus III, Joan Wickersham, Mark Doty, Marianne Leone, Richard Hoffman, Edwidge Danticat, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Richard Blanco, Abigail Thomas, Sue Silverman, Kate Bornstein, Jerald Walker, and Kyoko Mori—to answer these questions.